A classroom hosts an open exchange of ideas where learning is exciting and engaging whether the class size is 50 students or 250. Built on a foundation of respect for the diversity of backgrounds and beliefs, this type of atmosphere promotes discussions and debates where students formulate new ideas. Utilizing this setting, I discuss my approach to teaching and learning in Public Health and bring forth strategies that help students connect with course material, grasp the topic well enough to think critically about key concepts, and apply what is learned in the classroom to real-world situations.
Speaker Biography - Miryha Runnerstrom, Ph.D.
Miryha Runnerstrom, Ph.D.
Program in Public Health, UC Irvine
Dr. Miryha Gould Runnerstrom is an adjunct lecturer for the Program in Public Health at the University of California, Irvine. She teaches introductory courses on public health, elective courses on global and environmental health, and the capstone undergraduate practicum course. Her research interests include behavioral and environmental influences on health and well-being, as well as how rapid global environmental changes are affecting the health of the world's populations.
Seminars are FREE and open to the public. If you can not attend, Videotapes of Public Health seminars are archived through the UC Irvine OpenCourseWare program - please visit OpenCourseWare: http://ocw.uci.edu.