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2020-2021 Academic Catalogue 
2020-2021 Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CH 262 - Public Health issues

Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

The course introduces students to the field of public health and its role in their lives and their community. Students will explore a variety of topics including, but not limited to:(1) the mission/goals of public health (2) the role of epidemiology in public health (3) clinical studies and ethical issues; (4) risk factors for disease (5) global nutritional and disease issues (6) food safety, food born diseases and investigating food Bourne outbreaks; (7) cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and obesity; (8) genetically engineered foods and foods from cloned animals; and (9) body image and eating disorders. Topics can be modified to address other contemporary issues in the field of public health. Prerequisite(s): One of the following: CH 111 , CH 117 , CH 137 , BI 101  or by instructor approval.