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BHS 201 Introduction to Public Health (5) I&S/NW C. WADE
Provides an introduction to the principle of public health with exploration of the frameworks, tools, and evidence base that guides disease prevention and health promotion efforts. Consideration given to ethical and public policy issues important to ensuring the fair distribution of resources. Offered: AW.
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BHS 300 Principles of Health Research (5) NW de Castro, Cooke, Kenworthy, Stone, Wade.
Develops competence in accessing, understanding, and evaluating scientific knowledge about population health. To improve students' ability to effectively advocate for public health improvements, emphasis placed on composition approaches that effectively synthesize and translate evidence. Offered: AW.
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BHS 302 Social Dimensions of Health (5) I&S, DIV
Addresses several main concepts in public health with an exploration of the links between: community, health, and culture; health equity and social justice; and the emerging field of global health. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in BHS 201.
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BHS 310 Pathways to Health Studies (2)
Provides a forum for students to plan their educational pathway within the Health Studies major. Provides an overview of career options and professional development opportunities, supplemented with guest lectures by professionals working in the field. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in BHS 201. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: W.
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BHS 403 Introduction to Epidemiology (5)
Introduces principles, methods, and issues in public health practice-based epidemiology. Covers research designs and methods to describe disease occurrence and risk factor associations, and the role of epidemiologic data in health policy. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in BHS 201 and BHS 300; and minimum grade of 1.7 in either B HLTH 215/B MATH 215, BIS 315, B BUS 215, or STMATH 341. Offered: S.
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BHS 495 Health Studies Senior Portfolio (3)
Focuses on developing a learning and professional portfolio, advancing critical thinking skills, synthesis of knowledge relevant to the health field, and honing writing and presentation capacities for appropriate audiences. Involves collaboration with other graduating students. Prerequisite: BHS 201; BHS 300; BHS 302; BHS 310; BHS 403; and must have senior student status. Co-requisite BHS 496. Credit/no-credit only.
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BHS 496 Field Work in Health (2)
Independent field work or internship related to student's focus on health. Facilitates career development and connecting classroom and practice. Negotiated and supervised with individual faculty. Prerequisite: BHS 310. Credit/no-credit only.
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