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CHS 431 - Epidemiology in Global Health

(3 units) CO11, CO13
This course will provide an overview of the health of diverse global populations. Selected topics will illustrate how health and disease are measured and distributed across contexts. Attention will be given to the impact of poverty, social inequalities, and the environment on health, as well as global disease prevention strategies. Although low- and middle-income countries will be emphasized, examples from high-income countries will be included.

Prerequisite(s): CHS 101 ; CHS 280  or APST 207  or APST 270  or ECON 261  or EPY 440  or PSY 210  or STAT 152  or STAT 352 ; General Education (CO1-CO3) completed; at least 3 from CO4-CO8 completed; Junior or Senior standing. Recommended Preparation: CHS 473 .

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall and Spring

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. integrate information from multiple sources in order to describe how leading causes of global burden of disease and their major risk factors vary by world region, socio-demographic context, and over time (CO11).
2. interpret descriptive measures and graphical representations of occurrence of disease burden globally.
3. use epidemiological data to compare and contrast leading causes of disease burden in different contexts and populations, and generate hypotheses and conclusions as to the underlying conditions that might explain differences (CO11).
4. analyze prevention strategies used to intervene on key global health risk factors and argue for the effectiveness and limitations of these strategies in generating population-level impact (CO13).


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