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Milestones in Public Health

Summer term
1 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Synchronous Online
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Course Instructor:
Marie Diener-West
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

Public health contributions span from cells to society, from individuals to populations, locally and globally. Are you interested in learning more about the breadth of public health through the endeavors and accomplishments of public health faculty?

Provides a broad overview of public health milestones through the lens of diverse public health faculty spanning from molecular biology, vaccine policy, injury, and micronutrient supplementation to health disparities, legal issues, bioethics, and health security. Reviews a milestone with each lecture as viewed by an individual faculty and provides opportunity for questions and discussion.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Recognize the breadth of public health and its multidisciplinary nature.
  2. Describe the similarities and differences across public health successes.
  3. Evaluate the role of a team in each public health success.
  4. Describe the knowledge, attitudes and practices needed for tackling public health problems.
  5. Reflect upon past accomplishments and future challenges facing different public health issues.
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 60% Participation
  • 40% Reflection

Enrollment Restriction:

New Full-time MPH Students

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

Pre-approval for registration required

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Special Comments:

This is the online virtual section, not the in-person section.