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Sather Health: Issues in Student Health

This course listing applies to a Spring 2016 course. To find current courses, check out the Find a Course page.

Spring 2016
Public Health 198
2 Unit(s)

Human friendly URL (OBSOLETE)


community service /
field work course

About the Course:

Course Description

This course is intended to create a forum for student discussion on topics in student health and modern healthcare, and also to provide a platform for students to venture into health journalism.

The Student Health and Journalism DeCal will consist of two components:

a. Health Topic Surveillance: Each week, we will engage student in a discussion of a health topic that relates most to the student population (especially to Cal students, but perhaps to high school students as well). Students are required to participate. We will often invite guest speakers to lead the discussion.  

b. Writing for Sather Health: As associate writers for students are expected to routinely contribute articles and blogs. They will compose and peer-edit these items according to a preset schedule and eventually have them uploaded onto our course website. 

By the end of the course, we expect students to become more familiar with salient student health issues. They will also gain valuable experience writing in a way that is appropriate for public health journalism through the articles and blogs.

How to Enroll:

Our DeCal welcomes writers of all levels, but due to class-size restrictions, enrollment will be based on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Please fill out this form and make sure to attend the first day of class on February 2nd. Course control numbers (CCNs) will be emailed to those who submit the form.

Course Contact: asajnani AT


Faculty Sponsor: Dr. John R. Balmes

Time & Location:

Section 1Alexander Sajnani
Richa Sheth
2035 EvansTu 5p-7p2/02started

Uploaded Files:

Syllabus: SatherHealthSpring16Syllabus.docxJan 16101kbUnknownView Download

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