This course is an introduction to foundational topics surrounding the field of health science. The initial focus of the course will explore the different determinants of health, and how socioeconomic, gender and ethnicity contribute to health disparities. The course will then provide an overview into the principles of epidemiology, examining the measurement and interpretation of disease frequencies and the different types of study designs. Towards the end of the semester, issues affecting global and environmental health will be explored using different case studies based off successful health initiatives from around the world.
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