Department of Public & Allied Health
AIDS Education Program
The impact of the AIDS epidemic is well documented. Also, well established is the fact that education and HIV testing of the public and subsequent behavioral change by the public may offer the best hope for reducing the risk of HIV infection. The AIDS Education Program at Bowling Green State University, College of Health and Human Services provides students and professionals an opportunity to increase their understanding of HIV disease and its numerous ramifications. Additionally, HIV prevention education curricula, educational materials, conferences, etc., have been developed through partial support from an Ohio Department of Health (ODH) grant. A variety of venues offer AIDS education on a continuum from a basic level of understanding to more complex continuing education, licensure qualifying programs.
Information is available about the following topics:
MEDT 2050 Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (1). A comprehensive course on HIV/AIDS, discussing transmission, epidemiology, socio-demography, safer sex, other sexually transmitted diseases, partner notification, testing and support services. Bowling Green faculty as well as community experts, including persons living with HIV/AIDS, will be brought in as guest speakers. This course will be informative and practical. For more information, contact Betsy Bunner, 419-372-2905.
PUBH 3700. Sexually Transmitted Diseases(3). Review of current scientific literature regarding HIV infection and pathobiology with emphasis on immunological aspects of infection and diseases associated with AIDS. Includes mode of transmission, prevalence, pathobiology, and treatment of other sexually transmitted diseases.
MEDT 3800 AIDS Education in the Schools (2). Review of current legislation, policies, procedures, educational materials and safety regarding AIDS/HIV in the classroom with emphasis on responsibilities of teachers, administrators, school boards.