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Undergraduate PHS

Welcome to Public Health—Summer Institute 2014

Tulane’s Undergraduate Public Health Studies program is pleased to offer students an opportunity get to know Public Health, by taking one or both of our introductory classes. Both are open to any and all majors and have no pre-requisites. 


SPHU 1010 - Epidemics, Revolutions, and Response: Intro to Public Health
Students will be introduced to the concepts and practice of public health in the US and internationally by tracing its historical evolution. Classic public health problems and their resolution will be discussed in the context of the broad contemporary social environment. The course will introduce current public health practice, including the structure and function of public health organizations in the US and abroad. The couPublic Healthrse will present health problems created by major social transformations in human history and the societal responses to those problems. As problems and responses are covered, ideas fundamental to public health will be integrated. Students will learn by reading a wide range of classic and modern texts and participation in case studies relevant to the topic.

SPHU 1020 - The Cell, The Individual, and The Community
This course provides a foundation of knowledge about the human body in health and disease. It gives an overview of important concepts on the biological mechanisms of disease at the cellular, individual, and population/community levels. The course will focus on a natural progression in the development of health and disease, moving from a discussion of the cell, to the individual, and finally, to specific infectious or chronic disease states and processes. The role of the community in public health will be emphasized. This course is designed to provide a good foundation in the mechanisms of health and disease. Furthermore, each lecture will offer insights into current public health topics and research trends. Each lecture will address the following: 1) specific mechanisms of health and disease; 2) topics of special public health importance, and 3) a scientific update on research in the news.

Registration Information

Tulane students can register via the registrar website - or on Gibson

Non-Tulane students will register via the School of Continuing Studies as follows:

  • visit
  • Click on “Apply Now Online” (located on the bottom/right corner of page; please note that there is a $25.00 non-refundable application fee)
  • Fill out the application as requested. NOTE: Select “Summer Only” in the drop down menu under the heading “Term.”
  • Once admitted, you will receive a Tulane email address and password. This will enable you to register for your course through our Gibson online system indicated above.


Summer School Housing is available on Tulane’s Uptown Campus and can be paid for by the day. Billing will be through Tulane’s Bursar & Accounts Receivable Office. Students interested in living on-campus during the summer should check this summer housing website for an application and further information: Students planning to come to Tulane and live on campus during the summer should submit an application for a dormitory at least 7 days before arrival, and preferably earlier.

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