Course Descriptions


HSC-530: Human Health & Disease

This course is mandatory for non-medical and dentistry students.
The purpose of this course is to introduce students from a non-medical/dental or nursing background to the basic concepts of human health and disease.
Topics to be covered include:
Review of the basic biology of major organ systems and health implications –brain heart, lungs, gastro-intestinal system, kidney, reproductive organs, skin etc.; Risk factor distribution by age, gender, economic status etc and preventive approaches; Epidemiology of major health problems from a national, regional and global context; Focus on epidemiological transition from acute to chronic diseases.

Reference:
i. K. Park.: Park's Textbook of Preventive and Social Medicine, Banarsidas Bhanot publishers, 21 Edition,2011.
ii. Ann Fullick.: Advanced Science Human Health and Disease, Heinemann; 1 Edition, 1998.

HSC-530: Human Health & Disease

Course Outline

Course aim and content:

This course is mandatory for non-medical and dentistry students. The purpose of this course is to introduce students from a non-medical/dental or nursing background to the basic concepts of human health and disease in relation with Public Health

Topics to be covered:

Review of the basic biology of major organ systems and health implications –brain, heart, lungs, gastro-intestinal system, kidney, reproductive organs, skin etc.; Risk factor distribution by age, gender, economic status etc and preventive approaches; Epidemiology of major health problems from a national, regional and global context; Focus on epidemiological transition from acute to chronic diseases.

Learning outcomes:

At the end of the course the students will be able to understand the basic or overall human body system and Disease in relation with Public Health.

Assessment:

It’s a pass course so no official evaluation will be given but to assess your progression you will be given frequent class test.

Reference:

1. K. Park.: Park's Textbook of Preventive and Social Medicine, Banarsidas Bhanot publishers,21Edition,2011.
2. Ann Fullick.: Advanced Science Human Health and Disease, Heinemann; 1 Edition, 1998.

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Date Topic Instructors
22 January
  • Ice breaking session for HHD
  • Participatory approach to finalize the course outline.
Dr. S. M. Raysul Haque
Dr. Shabareen Tisha
29 January
  • Introduction to Human Health and disease
Dr. S. M. Raysul Haque
5 February
  • Human body systems: Part-I
    1. Digestive System:
    2. Cardiovascular System:
Dr. S. M. Raysul Haque
12 February
  • Human body systems: Part-II
    1. Endocrine System:
    2. Nervous System:
Dr. S. M. Raysul Haque
19 February
  • Human body systems: Part-III
    1. Reproductive System:
    2. Respiratory System:
Dr. S. M. Raysul Haque
26 February
  • Human body systems: Part-IV
    1. Urinary/Excretory System:
    2. Lymphatic System:
Dr. Shabareen Tisha
4 March
  • Human body systems: Part-V
    1. Integumentary System:
    2. Lymphatic System:
Dr. Shabareen Tisha
11 March
  • Overview of Physical illness in human beings – Types of illness
Dr. Shabareen Tisha
18 March
  • Overview of prevention of illness – Types of prevention
Dr. Shabareen Tisha
25 March
  • Health Indicators
Dr. Shabareen Tisha
1 April
  • Basic Mental Health Issues
Dr. Shabareen Tisha
8 April
  • Measurement of Health and Disease Part-I
Dr. S. M. Raysul Haque
15 April
  • Measurement of Health and Disease Part-II
Dr. S. M. Raysul Haque
22 April
  • Final Discussion
Dr. S. M. Raysul Haque