The Biology of Social Issues Decal intends to look and explore the social issues that make certain populations vulnerable to disease due to a low quality of life. We will think critically and ask questions that would allow us to investigate the potency of the disease and the social conditions that exacerbate these rates. We would look at topics in mental health, gang violence, nutrition, public health, human anatomy and medical conditions, which will allow us to bridge the gap in understanding the biological aspect of social conditions. Along with these topics mentioned we would have weekly readings that would expand on the discussion surrounding the topic. Our overall goal is to integrate the bio-psycho-social model when thinking about health.
Students will reflect their thoughts in a single page asking and answering questions provided by the weekly assignment.
There will be 1 midterm in the class that would be based solely on the reading and lecture material. (This test should not require outside studying if the student is present and attentive in class)
The final project will consist of finding an article related to public health touching about the topics we discussed in class and having a 7-10 minute presentation about the significance of the article and its relation to the course.
Attendance is mandatory but will allow for 1 unexcused absence. More than 2 would result in a "No Pass" for the course. 2 tardies would result in 1 unexcused absence.
Great Class if you are looking to go into Public Health or Medicine!!!!
Our first day of class is going to be on January 30th, 2017. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions
|PH 198.011||Edwin Chojolan, Taiki Nishihara||50||102 Wurster||[M] 6:00PM-8:00PM||01/30/2017||