Introduction to Public Health and the Public Health Laboratory

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Note: This course is not available for the current semester.

Course No: MLSC.5410; Last Offered: Fall 2017;

Course Description

This course is designed to provide an overview of public health and the public heath laborabory covering topics such as the legal basis and history of public health, public health structure, communications and interactions, and epidemiology. Emphasis will be placed on the role of the public health laboratory and its core functions, its role in policy development, infectious disease, environmental issues, emergency preparedness, newborn screening, global issues, and public health research. Public health laboratory methodology, regulation and improvement, and quality assurance will also be examined.

Prerequisites & Notes

  • Prerequisites: MS in Clinical Lab Sciences
  • Special Notes:
  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3

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