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Foundations in Public Health: Epidemiology, Ethics and Health Care Systems

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 two “selectives” to attend within the course to study topics in greater depth; selectives meet three weeks in a row.

Course Goals

The overall goals of the course are:

  • To develop basic knowledge and understanding of:
    • epidemiologic methods and their application to clinical medicine,
    • ethical principles that apply to clinical medicine and research, &
    • fundamental aspects of the American health care system;
  • To explore selected areas of interest at the interface between public health and clinical medicine; and
  • To stimulate interest in being an effective advocate for improving health and health care for the populations of patients that you will serve.

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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

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
2 PM Clinical Foundations: Orientation Foundations in Public Health: Epidemiology, Ethics and Health Care Systems Clinical Foundations: Communication 1 Clinical Foundations: Communication 2
3 PM
Clinical Foundations:
Team Building
4 PM
5 PM        
College Advising:
Induction Ceremony
6 PM
7 PM

 

 
 
  

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