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Middlebury J-Term Courses

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MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE is saving a few seats in the courses listed below for MIIS Students for the 2010 January Winter Term in MIDDLEBURY VERMONT. Each course will count as 3 credits of Graduate Coursework.  These classes will provide a good opportunity for those wanting to develop a better understanding of Global Health Issues.

Contact Information

Please email a brief paragraph on which course you are interested in and why you want to take it, and how it fits into your overall study plan to:, by THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29th by 1:00 p.m. We have a limited number of spaces so please email me if you are absolutely certain that you can fit the course into your schedule, and that it is relevant to your plan of study.

Course Information

When: Mon January 4, 2010- Fri January 29, 2010.

Where: Middlebury Vermont

Cost: Room & Board covered, the course credits will count towards your MIIS degree, are included within your comprehensive tuition fees.

Additional Cost: You will have to purchase your own airfare.

Who: Students interested in Global Public Health


In this course, an introduction to epidemiology, we will explore the science of understanding health and disease at the population level. Rather than relying on lectures, students will learn concepts by working in groups on real-world cases where epidemiologic methods must be used to understand and control the spread of disease. We will develop or examine different mathematical models to better understand the spread of disease. (S. Closser


While medicine is concerned with the health of individuals, public health is about the well-being of entire communities. In this course we will discuss the philosophical, economic, and political drivers of domestic and international public health policy, as well as gain an introduction to the quantitative tools used in the field. Current events and examples in the media, as well as classic case studies, will provide the basis for discussions and readings. Specific public health topics include immunizations, access to medical care, environmental racism, risk perception, and bioterrorism. Quantitative tools include basic economics principles, decision science, and epidemiology. SOC (P. Berenbaum, a visiting winter term instructor.)

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