Syllabus Introduction to Public Health—Spring 2012

Syllabus Introduction to Public Health—Spring 2012

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1 Introduction to Public Health PBH 317 (50800) Spring 2012 Burdine Hall (BUR) 108 TTH 9:30–11:00 AM The health of our nation is a key to its future—to its economic vitality, to the morale and efficiency of its citizens, to our success in achieving our own goals and demonstrating to others the benefits of a free society. John F. Kennedy Meeting to Congress February 9, 1961 Instructor: Richard Taylor, PhD, MPH Office: Painter Hall 1.06 Office Hours: Wednesdays 10:00–12:30; Fridays 10:00–12:30 (by appointment) E-mail: rtaylor65@mail.utexas.edu Phone: 512-471-7516 Website: Blackboard site ( http://courses.utexas.edu ) for class information, reading assignments, supplementary material, lecture notes, and grades. Note: it is much easier to right click and download materials directly to your computer before attempting to open them through Blackboard. Required Text: Public Health 101: Healthy People Healthy Populations , by Richard Riegelman, Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2010. At least one out of class reading assignment each week. Milestones in Public Health: Accomplishments in Public Health over the Last 100 Years by Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer Inc, New York, NY, 2006. (.pdf available at: http://www.pfizerpublichealth.com/publichealthbooks.aspx ) Note: You may wish to purchase your own copy, but the .pdf should suffice for this course. I have a copy in my office if you wish to see it before you order it.) CDC Style Guide—August 2003: This guide has been made available to you electronically through Blackboard. I recommend that you save it electronically to your computer for easy access. Additional Reading Materials: Throughout the semester, students will be assigned additional reading to supplement in class discussions and to increase awareness of current public health news and journal publications. Other Required Materials: Each student must have a handheld calculator available for all exams, class and assignments. It is expected that students will bring their calculator to class each day. The calculator must be able to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, squares, square roots, logarithmic and natural logarithmic functions and exponents. The calculator may not be a part of a computer, phone, or other electronic device that transmits or receives text, images or electronic messaging of any form. No airport modes allowed. Students who use such devices during exams will be given a zero for the exam. There are no exceptions. If you are not sure if your calculator is of the correct variety specified above, see me during office hours with the calculator, and I will provide feedback. Drive By Chats: I am approached each week by numerous students who wish to request, to inform, to petition, to explain or otherwise let me know about something important. Due to the number of these requests, I cannot guarantee that I will remember them long enough to follow through in a timely manner. Please help me remember
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