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Required Courses

Required Courses

1. VBMS 2100 Introduction to Public Health (3 hours)

Introduction to public health through the research activities of 13-16 Auburn faculty members. Read a paper prior to class, listen as a professor explains the field in the first meeting, and discuss the paper and its implications in a second meeting.

Fall 2011, SCC, TU & TH 3:30; Summer 2012, College of Veterinary Medicine campus

2. VBMS 3010 Introduction to Epidemiology (3 hours)

Introduction to epidemiology, the study of the spread of disease in populations, as a problem-solving skill using narrative and numbers.

Summer 2011, 1-3 PM 120 Greene Hall, College of Veterinary Medicine campus

3. VBMS 4830 Global and Comparative Health Systems (3 hours)

Learn about the complexities of healthcare delivery through an Oxford tutorial of readings and discussion. Topics include insurance, managed care, the uninsured, and other means of providing healthcare.

Summer 2011, 3-5 PM 120 Greene Hall, College of Veterinary Medicine campus

Elective course (3 hours)

Because of the breadth of public health many courses can serve as electives. Among them are courses in sociology, history, health administration, microbiology, virology, entomology, and kinesiology. Readings courses may also be arranged with faculty in a host of relevant disciplines.

Policies Regarding Electives

1.  Courses taken in fulfillment of the university Core Curriculum, the school/college core curriculum (if any) or courses designated as “in the major” (e.g. counting toward the GPA “in the major”) may NOT be used to fulfill requirements for a minor.
2.  Elective courses and required supporting courses (e.g. required courses in the academic program that are not used to fulfill the university Core Curriculum or the school/college core and which are not counted toward the GPA in the major) MAY be used to fulfill requirements for a minor.
  1. Courses taken in fulfillment of the university Core Curriculum, the school/college core curriculum (if any) or courses designated as “in the major” (e.g. counting toward the GPA “in the major”) may NOT be used to fulfill requirements for a minor.
  2. Elective courses and required supporting courses (e.g. required courses in the academic program that are not used to fulfill the university Core Curriculum or the school/college core and which are not counted toward the GPA in the major) MAY be used to fulfill requirements for a minor.

Electives must be approved by College of Veterinary Medicine minor coordinator, Dr. James Wright, wrighj3@auburn.edu

VBMS 4980 (or as directed) - Service Learning Practicum (3 hours)

Participate in a semester-long experience in development or administration of a public health program on campus, in the community, or beyond. Each practicum must be developed in consultation and with approval of the College of Veterinary Medicine minor coordinator Dr. James Wright, wrighj3@auburn.edu, or the coordinator’s faculty designee.

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