Rural Health - COM 356

Professor of Epidemiology & Biostatistics (HOD)

This course provides an overview of the factors affecting healthcare delivery in rural regions of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the region; exploration of the significance of poverty, low population density, and geographic mal-distribution of providers for the development of policy and practice in healthcare and administration. In the second part of the course student will learn to identify main groups of communicable diseases in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, identify the links in the chain of infection and means of breaking the chain. Student will also learn the signs and symptoms, causative agent, reservoir, means of transmission, for these locally known communicable diseases. During this course students will be asked to conduct a community research project addressing one of the course objectives and present findings to the class.  

Semester: Fall