The Foundations in Public Health: Epidemiology, Ethics and Health Care Systems course is taught by multidisciplinary faculty from the School of Medicine, Bloomberg School of Public Health and Berman Institute for Bioethics. Faculty use a combination of lecture, readings, interactive panel presentations, reflective writing and small-group discussion in this course. Students elect three “selectives” to attend within the course to study topics in greater depth; selectives meet three weeks in a row.
By the end of this course, the students will:
- Develop basic knowledge and understanding of the epidemiologic, ethical and organizational challenges you will encounter as physicians in the U.S. health care system; and
- Stimulate interest in being effective agents for changing the health care system to improve the health and well-being of our patients.
Eric Bass, M.D.
Time Commitment and Course Length
Course meets 11 weeks from October to December. For the first 10 weeks, meetings occur on Tuesday afternoons from 2 to 4 p.m. In the last week, Epidemiology meets for five days in a row.
Typical weekly schedule for Foundations in Public Health: Epidemiology, Ethics and Health Care Systems
|2 PM||Clinical Foundations: Orientation||Foundations in Public Health: Epidemiology, Ethics and Health Care Systems||Clinical Foundations: Communication 1||Clinical Foundations: Communication 2|
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