INST 211 Spring 2013 Epidemiology and Global Health (D)

This course examines the interplay of biomedical, societal, and ethical concerns in global health. Students will develop competency with the quantitative tools of epidemiology to elucidate the distribution of diseases within populations and to evaluate preventive and therapeutic interventions. Readings from the public health, medical anthropology and public policy literature will be complemented by current events to raise awareness of public health needs in the US and other countries and to highlight the influence of cultural, economic, and political factors on health. Each student will complete a semester-long research project: first gathering demographic and health care indicators for a particular country, then selecting a subpopulation within that country for further investigation, and finally analyzing a public health intervention to improve a selected health outcome.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: short reports and a final research project
Additional Info: not available to be taken Pass/Fail
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Prerequisites: STAT 101 and background in Biology preferred
Enrollment Preference: sophomores, juniors, and seniors
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Divisional Attributes: Division II,Exploring Diversity
Other Attributes: INST Global Health Studies Electives,PHLH Global Health,PHLH Science and Medicine
Enrollment Limit: 30
Expected Enrollment: 20-25
Class Number: 3350
INST211-01(S) SEM Epidemiology and Global Health (D) Division 2: Social StudiesExploring Diversity Initiative Kaye Edwards
MR 2:35 PM-3:50 PM Biology 202 3350
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