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600.601.86 Seminars in Public Health

Online Programs for Applied Learning
2nd term
2 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Aruna Chandran
Course Instructor :



Uncovers current public health topics through presentations by faculty experts from the School. Focuses on current perspectives and research findings about problems important to the health of individuals and communities. Covers a broad spectrum of population-based, prevention-oriented issues relevant to public health in the private and public sectors of both domestic and international communities, including global health promotion, disease prevention, health care delivery systems, environmental issues, and the spectrum of factors influencing the health status of populations and communities. Topics covered vary by term so as to provide exposure to a broad diversity of public health topics.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe major current issues in public health
  2. Explain the application of a population approach in the context of public health
  3. Compare public health control efforts for one disease or population to that of another
  4. Discuss the magnitude of a specific public health problem, including recent relevant research findings, public health burden, and intervention strategies
Methods of Assessment:

Stakeholder debate: 30%, Public health situation analysis: 50%, Discussion forum posts: 20%

Enrollment Restriction:

Restricted to students enrolled in OPAL programs.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required