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Community Health Perspectives

Course Outline - Fall 2009

Impact of Infectious Diseases on the Community

August 24
Introduction
Historical Overview
August 26
Principles of Disease and Epidemiology (Informative Article: "We Are Not Immune")
August 28
Principles of Disease and Epidemiology (Informative Article: "We Are Not Immune")
August 31
Host Defense and Vaccines (Informative Article: "How Safe Are Vaccines?" plus "No Link Between Measles Vaccine and Autism" plus "MMR doctor Andrew Wakefield fixed data on autism")
September 2
Host Defense and Vaccines (Informative Article: "How Safe Are Vaccines?" plus "No Link Between Measles Vaccine and Autism" plus "MMR doctor Andrew Wakefield fixed data on autism")
September 4
Host Defense and Vaccines (Informative Articles: "Vexing Vaccines")
Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
September 9
Skin and Vector-borne Infections (Informative Articles: "Lyme Disease Cases Double Over 15 Years")
September 11
No Class
September 14
Skin and Vector-borne Infections (Informative Articles: "Lyme Disease Cases Double Over 15 Years")
Respiratory Infections (Informative Article: "Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis May Be Treatable" plus "Early and Current Fears about Vaccine Dangers")
September 11
Respiratory Infections (Informative Article: "Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis May Be Treatable" plus "Early and Current Fears about Vaccine Dangers")
Gastrointestinal Infections (Informative Articles: "Salmonella Outbreak" plus "Eat That Tomato!" plus "Peanut Butter Link to Salmonella Outbreak")
September 18
Gastrointestinal Infections (Informative Articles: "Salmonella Outbreak" plus "Eat That Tomato!" plus "Peanut Butter Link to Salmonella Outbreak")
Systemic Diseases (Informative Articles: "Oklahoma E. coli Outbreak Sickens Nearly 300")
September 21
Examination 1

Impact of Physiological and Selected Infectious Diseases on the Community

September 23
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Informative Articles: "Why Am I Always The One To Get Chlamydia?" plus "Campus STD Rates Climb" plus "Why Fight Curable STDs?")
Hepatitis and AIDS (Informative Article: "Living with HIV"plus "Global AIDS Prevention Gives Short Shrift to Gays")
September 25
Maternal, Infant and Child Health (Informative Articles: "MMR doctor Andrew Wakefield Fixed Data on Autism" plus "Double Dose of Chickenpox Shots Good Idea for Many" plus "Teens Fall Short on Vaccine Coverage"
plus "Early and Current Fears about Vaccine Dangers")
Maternal, Infant and Child Health Discussion
September 28
Cardiovascular Disease (Informative Article: "How to Keep Your Heart Healthy" plus "New Tests Predict Heart Attack") plus "Race Plays Role In Stroke's Aftermath")
September 30
Cardiovascular Disease (Informative Article: "How to Keep Your Heart Healthy" plus "New Tests Predict Heart Attack") plus "Race Plays Role In Stroke's Aftermath")
Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease Discussion
October 2
Cancer (Informative Articles: "Cancer Cells in Blood Can Identify Risk of Recurrence in Breast Cancer" plus "Vigilance Essential to Detect Prostate Cancer" plus "Finding Ways to Protect Yourself from Cancer")
October 5
Cancer (Informative Articles: "Cancer Cells in Blood Can Identify Risk of Recurrence in Breast Cancer" plus "Vigilance Essential to Detect Prostate Cancer" plus "Finding Ways to Protect Yourself from Cancer")
Cancer Discussion
October 7
Selected Chronic Diseases
October 9
Aging, Life Extension and Geriatrics (Informative Article: "Heartfelt Homework")
Selected Chronic Diseases Related to Aging
Chronic Disease, Aging and Life Extension Discussion
October 12
Examination 2

Impact of Social and Environmental Diseases on the Community

October 14
Stress and Mental Health (Informative Article: "Sick of Work")
Drug Dependence and Abuse (Informative Article: "The Meth Epidemic" plus "Unnecessary Epidemic")
Suicide and Homicide (Informative Article: "Unsafe Gun Storage")
Accidents (Unintentional Injury) (Informative Articles: "Injuries, Injury Prevention and Public Health" plus "Cell Phones Continue To Drive Some Off the Road")
Mental Health, Drug Abuse, Suicide, Homicide and Unintentional Injury Discussion
October 16
Midterm Break - No Class
October 19
Air, Radiation (Informative Article: "Global Warming: Arctic Climate Impact Assessment" plus "Illness Persisting in 9/11 Workers")
Water Pollution and Purification (Informative Article: "Something in the Water" plus "Many kids' ADHD linked to lead, prenatal smoking, study says")
Refuse Handling
October 21
Air, Radiation (Informative Article: "Global Warming: Arctic Climate Impact Assessment" plus "Illness Persisting in 9/11 Workers")
Water Pollution and Purification (Informative Article: "Something in the Water" plus "Many kids' ADHD linked to lead, prenatal smoking, study says")
Refuse Handling
Environmental Health Discussion
October 23
Public Health Resources and Health Care Delivery (Informative Articles: "Double failure at USA hospitals" plus "How Does the Quality of U.S. Health Care Compare Internationally?")
October 26
Public Health Resources and Health Care Delivery (Informative Articles: "How health care reform can improve public health")
Health Care Problems Discussion
October 28
Public Health Resources and Health Care Delivery (Informative Articles: "Senate health care bill to include public option" plus "The Best Care Anywhere")
October 30
Public Health Resources and Health Care Delivery (Informative Articles: "The Many Myths Of European Health Care")
Health Care Solutions Discussion
November 2
Examination 3 (final exam)


Reading


Withdrawal Policy


Credit/No-Credit Courses

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The following are only the most problematic of the Credit/No-Credit rules ... A full-text version can be accessed in Section 1.2.H of Chapter 2 of Part 1: Undergraduate Academic Regulations of the 2009-2010 Student Handbook ... or on the Micro FAQs web page.

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John R. Stevenson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology
Miami University
Oxford, Ohio 45056
USA
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