Description: This course will explore four priority issues facing the public health system: Workforce training deficiencies; smoking prevention; genetics in public health and the implications of managed care. Each issue will be presented by a guest lecturer with expertise in the topic. Advanced reading will be selected by the guest lecturers. Each lecture will be followed by a discussion session, and further discussion will be carried out on the CourseTools web site. For an optional two credit hours, students will write a term paper analyzing one of the issues presented.