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CH 262 Public Health Issues

Research and Instruction Librarian

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Col. Janet Holly
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Preston Library
Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, VA 24450


Welcome to the course guide, CH 262 - Public Health Issues.  This course is an introduction to the field of public health and its role in people's lives and their community. Cadets will explore a variety of topics including, but not limited to:(1) the mission/goals of public health; (2) the role of epidemiology in public health; (3) clinical studies and ethical issues; (4) risk factors for disease; (5) global nutritional and disease issues; (6) food safety, food born diseases and investigating food Bourne outbreaks; (7) cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and obesity; (8) genetically engineered foods and foods from cloned animals; and (9) body image and eating disorders.

You will find library resources and other reliable information sources to support your assignments and research. 

When you need additional help identifying resources available from the VMI Library, please contact Col. Janet Holly, Research & Instruction Librarian.  You can use email or schedule a consultation.  Use the options displayed in the menu box on the left-hand side of this screen.

What is public health?

Public health

An effort organized by society to protect, promote, and restore the people's health.

Source: AccessScience, McGraw-Hill Education, 2020

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