This course will provide students with a comprehensive overview of tobacco and tobacco-related issues from a public health perspective. The course focuses on patterns, determinants and health effects of tobacco use, the causes, impacts and interventions regarding nicotine addiction, and the prevention of tobacco use.
The course will consist of 12 three-hour sessions, which include one three-hour introductory session, ten three-hour sessions with two 40-minute lectures by researchers and experts on tobacco and health each followed by one half-hour of discussion, and one three-hour session for a student policy debate.
To provide a comprehensive overview of research and public health issues relating to tobacco and health, from mechanisms of nicotine addiction to strategies for eliminating tobacco use.
To provide an understanding of real world program and policy issues relating to tobacco prevention, protection and cessation.
To provide an opportunity for students to practice critical thinking and public health practice skills in the substantive area of tobacco and health.