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HLTH 3710 Disease Prevention and Epidemiology (3 credits)

An introduction to disease prevention, pathophysiology, and treatment of the most common communicable and chronic diseases in human populations. Focuses on the history and principles of disease occurrence in the context of environment and lifestyle choice. Students specifically examine risk factor management and the epidemiological data supporting the influence of physical activity in chronic disease prevention and management. Additionally, learners gain an introductory knowledge of epidemiology and biostatistics enabling them to successfully critique the scientific and educational literature. Prerequisites: For Community Health and Health Education majors: BIOL 1110, HLTH 3150, HLTH 3200, and HLTH 3500; For non-majors and the Health Promotion and Education minor: Consent of instructor.
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