2018-2019 University Catalogue 
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2018-2019 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENST 333 - Environment and Community Health in Africa: A Case Study in Rural Uganda (Extended Study)

The majority of this extended study is held in villages proximate to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in southwestern Uganda. The curriculum focuses on health issues including disease prevalence and access to health care in remote villages adjacent to national parks. Ecological dimensions of human health are considered including infectious disease transmission, sanitation and access to water, nutrition and household environment. Students participate in the following educational projects with a diverse array of community leaders: 1) training workshops in research methods for clinical and community health; 2) field studies with health professionals to improve health data collection; 3) community outreach to understand environmental and community health assets and needs in the region. Ideally, students should bring background and interests in environmental studies, biology and geography. Prior research experience is not necessary; however, to be eligible, students must register for or have successfully completed one of the following courses: BIOL 220, BIOL 330 , BIOL 364 , BIOL 371 , BIOL 491 (Frey); GEOG 245 , GEOG 314 , GEOG 316 , GEOG 336 , GEOG 491 (Scull or Kraly).

Credits: 0.50
Corequisite: None
Prerequisites: BIOL 220 or BIOL 330  or BIOL 364  or BIOL 371  or GEOG 245  or GEOG 314  or GEOG 316  or GEOG 336  (prerequisite may be taken concurrently)
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: None
Liberal Arts CORE: None

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