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Course Description:

Diseases can manifest differently in different populations; diseases can also impact populations disproportionately. What determines how a disease progresses is a combination of genetic, biological, environmental and/or social factors. Adopting a public health or epidemiological approach is useful to interpret and understand how diseases manifest themselves and impact populations differently. This course is based on a careful examination of six diseases that may (or may not) affect populations differently. Concepts of risk, exposure, prevention and treatment will be explored in each disease module. Students will learn analytic skills and become familiar with publicly available data on select diseases. Students will read, write and research together and individually to learn to think critically about published scientific findings.

This course fully meets the General Education requirement in Natural Sciences

This online course is offered through Online Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Liberal Study
Lower Level
Credits: 4
Meets General Education Requirement In: Natural Sciences-Full

Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Summer. Fall 1.

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