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Fall 2022 Sociomedical Sciences P6730 section 001
Vital Records and Vital Statistics: The
Vital Records & Vital Sta

Call Number 15483
Day & Time
W 5:30pm-8:20pm
To be announced
Points 1.5
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Gretchen Van Wye
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description If you had to develop a public health intervention designed to protect basic human rights, connect your target population with upstream social determinants of health like education, housing, and income, and ensure that their existential drive to exist were acknowledged, a birth certificate just might be it. Invisible and mundane to most of the world, birth certificates – and death certificates, as well – document the stories how of humans come into and go out of this world. And, come and go they do. Vital records are the documents that catalog these experiences millions of times each year in the U.S., and vital statistics are the subset of the information on these records that public health students and professionals know and love. This course focuses on the history, policy, management, and protection of vital records and vital statistics in the United States and will open students’ eyes to the surprisingly fascinating world of vital events.
Web Site Vergil
Department Sociomedical Sciences
Enrollment 7 students (25 max) as of 9:04AM Sunday, August 14, 2022
Subject Sociomedical Sciences
Number P6730
Section 001
Division School of Public Health
Open To GSAS, Public Health
Campus Presbyterian Hospital
Section key 20223SOSC6730P001

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