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COH320 Chronic & Communicable Disease

Course Description

Introduction to concepts of pathological process from a public health viewpoint. Consideration of historical and contemporary disease patterns based on an understanding of pathogenic, behavioral, and environmental dimensions.

Learning Outcomes

  • Define the spectrum of disease as they occur in humans alone and shared by humans and animals.
  • Explain surveillance systems and their contributions to disease control.
  • Discuss how disease is measured.
  • Analyze causal factors for disease.
  • Evaluate the contributions of risk factors to controlling disease.
  • Explain the continuum of prevention to intervention in controlling disease.
  • Trace the changing nature of disease impacts on health since data were collected.