About PH 6010 OL1

Course focuses on current public health issues, barriers to improving population health, and policy tensions between science, economics, education, politics, government, media, and public health.


Open to Graduate-level Public Health students only; All other students require instructor permission; Must submit the request at: http://go.uvm.edu/phcourses Students will be notified if permission is granted before classes begin; Contact student Advisor, Vika Pleshakova at vpleshak@uvm.edu with any questions; Asynchronous online

Section Description

In this survey course we will debate amongst our selves some of the top Public Health problems and concerns happening today. You will learn about the compelling need for creative and multidisciplinary solutions, and how stronger policies to improve the health of the public might be accomplished.

Section Expectation

Students will be expected to participate in all aspects of the course, including the required readings, lectures, and videos. Active engagement in the online discussion forum (YellowDig) is required and access to Brightspace, Yellowdig, and Microsoft Word is necessary. The required text is: Turnock’s Public Health: What It Is and How It Works (7thed). Birkhead, G.B, Morrow, C.B., Pirani, S.B.: Jones & Bartlett Publishing (2020). ISBN: 978-1-284-18120-3.


1. Discussion (15%) - using Yellowdig with expectation for community involvement 2. Quizzes (20%) - 3 quizzes at beginning of semester 3. Topic Presentations (20%) - You will be asked to make a 6-8 minute audio presentation on one of several public health topics 4. Written Assignments (45%) - 3 writing reflections

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