Courses

PHST 202 Global Health

Health for all has long been a stated goal in global society. The achievement of this goal, however, necessitates a complex understanding of the many social, ecological, economic and political factors that affect the constantly changing health of a given population. Students will come to better understand causative factors associated with communicable and non-communicable diseases worldwide, traditional and new approaches to treatment and health promotion, and best practices for engaging in efforts at improving health outcomes within and between global cultures. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
G Prof. Catherine A. Boyd M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

PHST 301 Introduction to Epidemiology

Epidemiology is the sceince of public health. This course is designed to introduce the philosophy, purpose, and basic methods of epidemiology. By applying epidemiologic research methods and analysis, we will identify descriptive patterns of disease in the population. That is, who is affected by disease, and how do patterns of disease vary across time and place? We will also consider systematic, epidemiologic approaches to identify why particluar patterns of disease emerge. That is, how can epidemiologic methods be used to identify the structural, behavioral, and biological determinants of health and disease? If we want to remedy health-related problems and build a healthier, safer world, identifying these patterns and determinants of disease is crucial. Finally, we will consider how epidemiology lays the foundation for applied public health practice, including the investigation of disease outbreaks, allocation of health-related resources, development of best practices in medicine and creation and assessment of policies. (1) 1 Unit

Requisites

  • PHST-201 AND PHST-202 or permission. Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Prof. Catherine A. Boyd T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
B Prof. Catherine A. Boyd T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

SOCI 261 Topic: Health & Social Justice

An examination of special topics in sociology, with topics selected on the basis of faculty and student interest. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Prof. Catherine A. Boyd M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM