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Year 1 2019
Course: INFECTIOUS AND TROPICAL DISEASES EPIDEMIOLOGY (PHST 3034)
Description: Description of the course: The Infectious and Tropical Diseases Epidemiology (ITDE) has a theoretical base of pathogen causing diseases, transmission and factors that determine patterns of disease occurrence paramount to infectious and tropical diseases epidemiology. It introduces diseases, transmission characteristics and descriptive epidemiology of infectious agents, including emergence of infectious diseases. At the same time, the course captures careful mapping of risk dynamics for infectious and tropical diseases. Risk mapping will cover identification of risk factors, understanding of transmission dynamics and that of social, demographic and behavioral determinants. Understanding of prevention and control measures for infectious and tropical diseases will be fundamental in this course.
Year 2 2020
Description: In this course, students will be introduced to the basic concepts of nutrition and human diet and its relation to individual health along with concepts of nutrigenetics, genetics variations among individuals and estimation of genotypes in nutrigenetic studies. The main focus of the course is to study the positive and negative interactions between genetics and nutrients. Students will navigate through different types of diseases (Diabetes, Obesity, Cardiovascular diseases, etc.) and its relation to nutrigenetics. Recent evolving concepts of personalized diets and treatments based on the genetic variation within humans will be covered in this course. Students will examine various diets and nutrients required for patients with different symptoms and diseases. Students will also appreciate the need for nutrigenetics in the community and how it can affect the overall health of a population.
Year 3 2021 (Reform in progress)
Course: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH (ENVS 3009)
Description: In this course, students will discover the interaction of environment and humans and gain skills through examples of current community health based initiatives and health risk reduction programs at local to global platforms. Students will initially explore the subclasses of environmental health such as environmental epidemiology, environmental toxicology, exposure science, and examine sources, routes, media, and health outcomes associated with the biological, chemical and physical agents in the environment. The aim of this course is to introduce the field of environmental health and its subgroups through a competency based learning approach.