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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.
BHS 215 Statistics for Health Sciences (5) QSR
Provides an overview of basic concepts of statistics used in health sciences with opportunities to learn through experience with health-related data. Offered: jointly with B MATH 215.
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.
BHS 301 Introduction to Public Health (5) I&S/NW
Provides an introduction to the principles of public health with exploration of frameworks, tools, and evidence base that guide disease prevention and health promotion efforts. Consideration given to ethical and public policy issues important to ensure the fair distribution of resources.
BHS 302 Global Communities, Culture, and Health Equity (5) I&S
Addresses several main concepts in public health with an exploration of the links between: 1) community, health, and culture; 2) health equity and social justice; and 3) emerging field of global health.
Instructor Course Description: Nora J Kenworthy
BHS 303 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.
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. Offered: W.
BHS 320 Human Health and the Environment (5)
Examines the relationship between environmental factors and the health and well-being of individuals, families, communities, and populations. Contemporary understanding of how the natural and built environments influence risk for disease and illness illustrated through case examples. Explores multi-disciplinary approaches to address environmental problems and improve living and work spaces.
BHS 400 Study Abroad: Health Studies (1-5, max. 15) I&S/NW
Upper-division health related courses for which there are no direct University of Washington Bothell equivalents, taken through a University of Washington study abroad program.
BHS 421 Food and Culture (5) VLPA/I&S
Through writing, video, storytelling, and creative exploration, examines the forces that shape our choices about food, and how food choices drive our economy, our health, our self-image, and our social connections.
BHS 422 Walking in Beauty: Native Art and Healing (5) VLPA/I&S
Explores the impact of social, economic, historic, and environmental disparities on American Indian/Alaska Native health, along with the healing effects of Native art, culture, pride, and community.
BHS 430 Health Policies and Politics in a Global Context (5) I&S
Examines current and emerging global health challenges, their transnational determinants, and selected policies that address those challenges at varying national and global political contexts.
BHS 496 Field Work in Health (2-10, max. 10)
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.
BHS 497 Selected Topics in Health (3-5, max. 15)