Public Health Notes2011

Public Health Notes2011 - PrinciplesofPublicHealth Fall2011...

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Principles of Public Health  Fall 2011  10:832:232:01 8/11  Note:  This syllabus is subject to change throughout the semester.   Instructor:  Marci Berger, MA, MPH, PhD Candidate E-mail:   mberger@usrealestateacq.com Phone:  732-603-9375 Office Hours:  By Appointment Overview : This is a survey course about public health.  We will briefly cover many different  facets of public health including policy; data; diseases; behavioral factors;  environmental issues; and emergency preparedness.  We will learn about these  issues through textbook readings, news articles, class discussions and other  media.  Class discussion is an integral part of this class and will count for 40% of  the final grade. Our discussions will often focus on how current events – as emphasized through  news articles - inform the textbook readings.    It is imperative that you read the  articles PRIOR to class and bring them with you.  Occasionally, I will change the  assigned news articles to capture something very current in the news.  We will  also study events in real world that impact public health such as –  Hurricane  Katrina, HIV, and obesity/nutrition. Themes for the Course: 1. The diverse roles of public health 2. The importance of communicating information and the different methods  involved 3. Data  - a foundation of public health 4. Data – various uses
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5. The conflict between individual vs. community responsibilities  Required Texts: Carney, Jan.   Public Health In Action:  Practicing in the Real World .  2006,  Jones and Bartlett Schneider, Mary-Jane.   Introduction to Public Health, 3     nd      ed     .  2011, Jones and  Bartlett  Additional Required Articles : You will be assigned various articles weekly in addition to the textbook readings.  Some weeks your required readings may consist only of articles.  I WILL  PROVIDE YOU WITH CITATIONS FOR THE ARTICLES, NOT ALWAYS DIRECT  LINKS.  You are expected to be able to conduct a search for the required articles,  many of which CANNOT be found simply through using Google.  You will often  have to use the Rutgers University Library database. Some databases you may find useful include: Access World News EBSCO JSTOR You are expected to complete ALL readings prior to class as a requirement for  participation in class discussions.  Please bring copies of the articles to class   with you each week.
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Grading: Quiz 1                                  10% Quiz 2                                  10%  Final                                     20% Class Participation                  40%
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