This folder holds most of the course materials from spring 2016, being updated for spring 2017. NOTE: This folder and its contents are publicly viewable.
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- Library of resources
This folder has an extensive collection of links and materials. Selected resources are linked from the modules above, but if you wish to explore more broadly you can simply look through this library.
Updated from https://sakai.unc.edu/x/yZPKDn on 5/7/2014
- Course announcement (succinct course description)
- Advice to new students from past students
- Overview of course schedule
- Syllabus (detailed course description)
- Course outline and schedule, with reading assignments
- Main points for each module
- About Bill Jenkins
- About Vic Schoenbach
- I. The quest for social justice and equality, 1/23
Resources for overview of the course, including material on the history of the Department of Epidemiology. Except for resources designated as "Required", all are optional.
- II. 1890s - 1950s (1/30)
Phase 1, 1890’s - 1950's, the Eugenics Movement. Working on communities. Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Dubois - Contrasting perspectives on the problem of Negro health
- III. South Africa, and 1950s - 1960s U.S. (2/6)
The South African experience and the Pholela Health Center – Sidney and Emily Kark, John Cassel, Guy Steuart.
- IV. 1960s - 1970s (2/13)
Bringing the South African experience to the U.S. (exporting gold, diamonds, and epidemiologists) – Sidney and Emily Kark, John Cassel, Cecil Slome, Guy Steuart, Harry Phillips, Eva Salber
- V. 1970s-1980s; UNC SPH Minority Student Caucus & Minority Health Conference (2/20)
Working for communities
- VI. Discussion of the Minority Health Conference (2/27) - special guests Randolph Carter and Chandra Ford
1:Chicago schools violence prevention (Randolph Carter); 2:Critical race theory (Chandra Ford)
- Midcourse evaluation
- VII. 1990s-2000s - Working with communities
- Spring Break (no class), Monday 3/13
Have fun and rest!
- VIII. Contextual factors that shape health inequities (3/20)
Socioeconomic factors: education, economic resources, housing, early childhood development, neighborhoods, criminal injustice, ….
- IX. Underlying determinants and factors that affect policy (3/27)
Governance, political power, diversity, beliefs (equal opportunity and meritocracy; equal rights and democracy; impartial administration of justice and the presumption of innocence; universality of human rights and commitment to peace and self-determination; transparency, accountability, and the discipline of the marketplace) (student facilitators select topics)
- X. Neurobiological influences on thinking and decisions (4/3)
Behavioral economics, cognition, evolutionary processes, neuroeconomics, neurobiology
- XI. Consciousness-based interventions (4/10)
The potential impact of Transcendental Meditation (TM) and the David Lynch Foundation programs on public health
- XII. Conclusion: Whither epidemiology? (4/17)
How can epidemiology contribute to social justice and equality? Discussion, synthesis, future directions
- Student presentations (4/24)
Presentations of class papers/projects, course evaluation.
- End of semester "deliverables"
To complete EPID799C-01, please submit: 1) Peer evaluation form 2) Official SPH evaluation form (see emails from SPH Cousre Evaluation) 3) Custom course evaluation (a few questions about how you liked EPID799 and your suggestions) 4) Evaluation quiz - tells us which anonymous surveys you've submitted (so you can get credit) and asks your permissions regarding the recordings (in Tests & Quizzes)