EPID 600 - Introduction to Public Health Practice - Summer 2017

Course Syllabus

Lesson prepared by

Week of study


Kim Buttery MD


Week of
May 22

INTRODUCTORY Session, May 22nd.
Capital One Bldg - Classroom Room 827 (This is the only classroom session)
at 5 pm. Attendance mandatory
(unless you will be taking the course from outside the Richmond Metro area) .

Administration - Course Objectives
Introduction (History of public health and setting goals)

Jane L Moore MPH
Kim Buttery


Week of
May 29

Communicable Disease
Substance Abuse
Immunization Issues

Kim Buttery
Jeff Stover


Week of
June 5

Community Assessment
Methodology 1
Methodology 2
Example Assessments
Mental Health Programs

John Quillin Ph.D.

Heather Creswick, M.S. 


Week of
June 12

Introduction to Genetics

 Diane Woolard Ph. D



Week of
June 19

Why Surveillance
Types of Surveillance
Surveillance Examples
Mental Health funding/goals

Mid Term Exam Due June 24

Kim Buttery. 


Week of
June 26

Chronic Disease
Why a Public Health Issue?
Extent of the problem
Financial Effect on the HC System

David Compton MD MPH
Leonard Vance Ph.D. CIH
Kim Buttery

Week of
July 3

Occupational Health/Industrial Hygiene
Occupational Medicine
and Industrial Hygiene

Julia Murphy DVM, MS, DACVP

Kim Buttery



Week of
July 10

Zoonoses & Animal Control
Zoonotic Diseases
Zoonoses Examples
Animal Control

Duke Price, M.Ed., REHS 
Horace Parham R.S.
Kim Buttery


Week of
July 17

Home Water/Sewage Systems
Food Service, State Health Laws
Food Service Inspection

Kim Buttery MD



Week of
July 24  

Primary Care
The Physician
Case Management
Epidemiology of Primary Care
Primary Care Access

Deborah Harris MPH, RD, CDE.
Bethany Geldmaker Ph.D.
Joan Corder-Mabe RN MPH



Week of
July 31

Women’s & Children’s Programs
Women’s Health Care
Children’s Services
Perinatal Programs


Jack O. Lanier Dr. PH


Week of
August 7  

Uninsured Populations
Health Care Reform
The Richmond Safety Net
Joint Commission on Health Care (pdf)

Final Exam DUE Friday, August 11 at 5 PM

The above lectures are supported by this
Set of Essays focusing on a Local Health Department's Functions
Same set of essays as PDF booklet

Each lecture (Topic) will be supplemented by weblinks specific for the session