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Courses in SPH Epidemiology Department
Epidemiology is concerned with analyzing and describing patterns of occurrence and determinants of diseases in human populations.
Epidemiology (EPID)
EPID 509. Evolution, Behavior and Public Health
(3). May not be repeated for credit.

This course will teach the core principles of evolutionary biology and the special challenges of applying them to problems in psychology and public health. The course will begin with the subset of core principles of evolutionary biology. It will then survey the field of evolutionary medicine. The course will close by addressing the challenges of formulating and testing evolutionary hypotheses about why natural selection left our bodies vulnerable to disease.

EPID 666 / AAS 662. Health and Socioeconomic Development
BIOSTAT 503 or BIOSTAT 553 or permission of instructor. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Reviews links between health conditions and socioeconomic development in low-income countries and trends in health and development indicators; socio-economic determinants of health, including poverty and income, education, nutrition, fertility, and culture and behavior; impact of globalization in terms of neo-liberal policies, trade and capital flows and the urbanization and their growth of the informal economy; examines the effects of health changes on economic growth and development.

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