Chronic conditions (e.g. diabetes, cardiovascular disease, renal disease, obesity) are currently responsible for 60% of the global burden of disease and the World Health Organization predicts this to rise to 80% by the year 2020. This is one of the greatest challenges facing health care systems throughout the world and it places long-term health and economic demands on health care systems as the population ages. This course will provide students with the opportunity to study specific issues related to chronic disease epidemiology and management and their links to practice.
Lawrence, Raymona H., "PUBH 3131 — Chronic Disease: A Modern Epidemic" (2016). Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi. 121.