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PHPH 4070 Introduction to Chronic and Infectious Diseases
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites PHPB 2020, and be officially enrolled as a Public Health major
Description

Instruction will be provided regarding the underlying science of human health and disease specifically focusing on understanding the factors related to infectious and chronic diseases. Among other things, Students will examine the epidemiological transition – the 20th century shift from a greater burden of disease caused by infectious disease to increased mortality resulting from chronic conditions particularly heart disease, diabetes, cancer and stroke which cause over 1.3 million deaths annually. The class will provide students with knowledge regarding chronic and infectious diseases that affect populations in the United States and globally.