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Encyclopedia > University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine

The University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine serves as the public health school for the University of Washington. It is the only public health school located in the Northwest, and is headquartered in the Health Sciences Center south of the University of Washington main campus. The University of Washington, founded in 1861, is a public research university in Seattle, Washington. ...

The school was founded on July 1, 1970, and consists of five departments: Biostatistics, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Health Services, and Pathobiology. In addition, the school also has academic programs in international health, maternal and child health, nutritional sciences, and public health genetics. These units confer some or all of the following degrees: BS, MHA, MPH, MS, and PhD. Through an arrangement with the College of Arts and Sciences, undergraduate students may also pursue a BA or a public health minor. July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... Biostatistics or biometry is the application of statistics to a wide range of topics in biology. ... Environmental health is defined by the World Health Organization as: Those aspects of human health and disease that are determined by factors in the environment. ... Epidemiology is the scientific study of factors affecting the health and illness of populations, and serves as the foundation and logic of interventions made in the interest of public health and preventive medicine. ... A Bachelor of Science (B.S., B.Sc. ... The Master of Health Administration (MHA) is a post graduate professional Masters degree that provides training in health policy, project and program implementation. ... The master of public health is a professional masters degree awarded for studies in areas related to public health. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate course of one or two years in duration. ... Aquatint of a Doctor in Divinity at the University of Oxford, in the scarlet and black academic robes corresponding to his position. ... A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B., from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences. ...

The Pathobiology department is in the process of being converted to an academic program. A new Department of Global Health is being established jointly with the School of Medicine and is expected to being accepting applications in late 2006.

US News and World Report ranked the school fourth among all public health schools in its last survey of this discipline (2003). U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ...



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