Spring 2023 Population and Family Health P8608 section 001

The Public Health Impact of Sexually Tra

Public Health Impact of S

Call Number 14995
Day & Time
T 1:00pm-3:50pm
To be announced
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Alwyn T Cohall
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

You’ve probably heard the good news of a public health success: rates of new HIV infections are declining. And you may have deduced, quite logically, that the same may be true of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). In fact, in an alarming trend, the converse is true. Rates of STIs in the US have steadily increased over the past four years, with over 20 million cases of STIs diagnosed annually, at a cost to the American taxpayer of over $19 billion. And yet, many public health professionals lack expertise in effective practices to control STIs, and the cultural competency necessary to translate critical content to vulnerable populations.


This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to address current and emerging issues within the field of sexually transmitted Infections. You will explore the social determinants that contribute to STI outcomes; learn what approaches are most effective in different contexts, from schools and colleges to correctional facilities to family units; develop social marketing methods to reach a variety of vulnerable communications; and more. You can play a crucial role in helping to curb this epidemic. This course will teach you how.

Web Site Vergil
Department Population and Family Health
Enrollment 22 students (30 max) as of 3:06PM Saturday, July 20, 2024
Subject Population and Family Health
Number P8608
Section 001
Division School of Public Health
Open To GSAS, Public Health
Campus Health Science
Section key 20231POPF8608P001