550.630.81 PUBLIC HEALTH BIOLOGY
Discusses the molecular, cellular, physiological, genetic and immunological determinants of human diseases and disease susceptibility, including infectious disease, nutritional deficiencies, reproductive and developmental anomalies, and effects of exposures to toxic environmental agents. Explores ecological principles that determine the distribution of infectious disease in human populations, and how principles of the human immune system provide the rationale for methods of immunization. Focuses how biological principles help to understand the development, treatment and prevention of disease, and to assess risk from potentially hazardous agents and behaviors.
1. List and explain the biological principles required to understand the distribution of infectious and non-infectious diseases of public health importance, the current research related to public health problems, and the methods for the prevention and control of disease 2. Illustrate the application of biological principles in attacks on diseases of public health significance 3. Highlight areas of public health where recent biological research is likely to be of particular importance
Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses. Introduction to On-line Learning (550.02.81)