Population Health as science course?

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  1. archonsbk

    archonsbk 7+ Year Member

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    I am just wondering whether population health courses are counted as science courses.

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    Glimmer1991 SDN Gold Donor Gold Donor 2+ Year Member

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    My guess is no, but we don't have enough info here. What department is this from? What is the course title (ie BIO 101, etc).
     
  4. Janeausten

    Janeausten 2+ Year Member

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    Last year I called ADEA ADSAS about whether my Health course was considered a science course. They told me it must have a course title of BIO, CHEM, or PHYS to be considered a science course.
     
  5. predentalhopeful2015

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    To me, population health sounds a lot like community health, which according to the AADSAS Course Subjects list I was able to find, would be considered a non-science department.
     
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    sjv SDN Moderator 2+ Year Member

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    I think you mean BCP class, many science classes do not carry those prefixes.
     
  7. Janeausten

    Janeausten 2+ Year Member

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    The person I talked to from ADSAS told me that for the science GPA portion, not BCP. She said, "Science and BCP GPA's differ because science GPA also has math factored in. Otherwise it would be the same." Because of SDN I know that ADSAS reps do contradict each other, so I would love for her to be wrong so that I can include my own health course into my science GPA! :)
     
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    polkidon 2+ Year Member

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    If you do not have time to call, post the question on their facebook page
     
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    sjv SDN Moderator 2+ Year Member

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    http://www.adea.org/dental_educatio...ts/GeneralInstructions/Pages/Coursework2.aspx

    Click the link after
    It gives the proper info for determining each of your classes.
     
  10. stomatology

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    @Janeausten, here is the course subjects list from 2013-2014. As you can see, @sgv is correct.
     

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    archonsbk 7+ Year Member

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    On the link, the population health is not listed.. The course is offered by Population Health departments.
    There are three courses.

    1. Public Health: Principles & Practice
    2. Biological Basis-Population Health
    3. Epidemiology
     
  12. dbd

    dbd 2+ Year Member

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    It sounds like it would fall under the social sciences.
     
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    sgv ...crumbling 2+ Year Member

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    that looks like it'll count as epidemiology (science course). the best way to check is to call them

    http://pophealth.med.nyu.edu/
     
  14. predentalhopeful2015

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    Actually if you looked at the document more closely, you'd see that:
    1. Public Health is listed under non-science
    2. Epidemiology is listed under biology

    Not sure where Biological Basis-Population Health would go, but I'd put it under biology because it has bio in the name...
     
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    Thank you all!
     

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