Course Info: NS-0238

CourseNS-0238 Sel. Topics in Public Health
Long TitleSelected Topics in Public Health
Note(s) Satisfies Distribution
Textbook information
Meeting InfoCole Science Center 316 on T,TH from 10:30-11:50
FacultyElizabeth Conlisk
Distribution(s) Physical and Biological Sciences
Cumulative Skill(s)Independent Work
Quantitative Skills
Writing and Research
Additional InfoIn this course students are generally expected to spend at least 6 to 8 hours a week of preparation and work outside of class time. This course satisfies distribution requirement.

This course examined major events and controversies in public health, historical and contemporary, and served as an introduction to the closely related field of epidemiology. Emphasis was placed on the biology of disease as well as social, political and environmental factors that contribute to health disparities. Readings for the class were drawn from the primary and secondary scientific literature as well as the lay media. Course topics were wide-ranging and emphasized the interdisciplinary nature of public health research and practice. In addition to assignments related to the readings, students conducted two small data analyses and explored a topic of their own choosing for a final independent project.