Become a public health superhero at Mini Medical School

January 29, 2014 —

Discover your inner super hero and help change the world at Des Moines University’s Mini Medical School. Beginning February 4, DMU will discuss important public health issues every Tuesday night for five weeks. Classes are held from 7-9 p.m. in the Student Education Center Auditorium, 3300 Grand Avenue. Topics include:

  • February 4 – Public Health Professionals: Invisible Superheroes
  • February 11 – Bugs, Bats and Brats
  • February 18 – Public Health Research: Helping You, Your Family and the Community
  • February 25 – How You Can Advocate for Healthy Communities
  • March 4 – Iowa Gets Healthy: Transforming the Environment

“Feedback from previous years has shown a lot of interest in the theme of public health. This year we worked very hard to put together five great sessions all based on public health,” said Melissa Wilder, DMU’s manager of community relations. “We brought in a panel of experts from DMU and the local community to develop a series that is informative and fun.”

In its 14th year, Mini Medical School offers the public non-credit education on health topics for a nominal fee. Classes are taught by Des Moines University faculty and local experts on a level that is appropriate for all ages middle school and up. The public health focus will teach participants the importance of health and wellness in their communities and around the world.

The full five-class series is $10 for students and $25 for the general public. Visit www.dmu.edu/minimed or call 515-271-1661 for more information or to register.

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Des Moines University (DMU) is the only private medical school in Iowa, offering graduate-level, professional degree programs in osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, biomedical sciences, anatomy, health care administration and public health. Founded in 1898, the institution offers superior academics in a collaborative environment. DMU students' pass rate on national examinations and board certifications is consistently higher than the national average and the rates at similar institutions.


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