Undergraduate Seminar in Biology - BIOG 4000

Global Health and Disease 101

Ravinder Mamtani, MD, Professor of Population Health Sciences
Sohaila Cheema, MBBS, MPH, Associate Professor of Clinical Population Health Sciences

Fall - 2 Credits

The course is presented by means of lectures and videos on specific topic areas integrated with interactive discussions. The course topics provide students with knowledge and information necessary to understand the basic concepts related to health and disease, basic epidemiological concepts, disease causation and prevention, communicable and non-communicable diseases, contemporary topics in population health and medicine, global and public health, health care delivery and its challenges, health problems of low, middle and high income nations, and research and critical thinking in medicine and public health. Additionally, students are exposed to basic principles of writing health-related articles in a public health context.