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Enhancing Humane Science - Improving Animal Research
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This course provides a broad overview of diverse topics in the practice of and approaches to humane animal experimentation. It addresses such issues as experimental design (including statistics and sample size determination), humane endpoints, environmental enrichment, post-surgical care, pain management, and the impact of stress on the quality of data. It was developed by CAAT director Alan Goldberg and James Owiny, the training and compliance administrator of the Johns Hopkins University animal care and use committee, along with Christian Newcomer, associate provost for animal research and resources at Hopkins.The self-paced course consists of 12 audio lectures with accompanying slides, resource lists, and study questions.

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Alan M. Goldberg
James Owiny
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02/14/2013
Issues in Survey Research Design
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This course leads participants through the process of designing their own survey. Examines the major decisions faced by a health researcher who wants to design and implement a survey. Explores the potential sources of bias associated with alternative approaches to sample design, respondent recruitment, data collection methods (interviews in-person or by telephone, computer assisted interviews, or mail surveys) instrument design, and field administration. Participants prepare a defensible proposal for a survey that they would like to conduct. Emphasizes population surveys, but not exclusively so.

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Freya Sonenstein
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01/15/2012
Obesity Economics
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This course introduces students to the economic approach to evaluating obesity. It focuses on attributable health care expenditures, quality adjusted life years, productivity changes, consumer sovereignty, and the incentives and regulations that can be used to change individual adult, parent, and child behavior.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Economics
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Kevin Frick
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01/15/2012
Health Behavior Change at the Individual, Household and Community Levels
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This course provides students with conceptual tools to analyze health-related behaviors and the social, cultural and environmental context in which they occur. Applies concepts and theories drawn from medical anthropology, psychology and sociology to programmatic examples from Latin America, Africa and Asia concerning care-seeking, treatment of sick children, insecticide-treated mosquito nets, voluntary counseling and testing, sexual risk behaviors, intimate partner violence and other behavior change challenges in public health.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Peter Winch
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09/15/2011
Health Information Technology Standards and Systems Interoperability
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The Health Information Technology Standards and Systems Interoperability course is designed to provide health professionals with an understanding of the existing health information technology (HIT) standards and HIT standardization processes.The goal of this course is to provide students with methods and tools for participation as users in the HIT standardization activities for the design and evaluation of integrated health data systems at the local, state, regional, national or international levels.The intended audience comprises public health and medical professionals responsible, or advocating, for information systems used in (1) providing services; (2) developing, implementing and evaluating policies; and (3) performing research.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Anna Orlova
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09/15/2011
Case Studies in Primary Health Care
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This course introduces students to the origins, concepts, and development of community-based primary health care through case studies from both developing and developed countries. As in clinical bedside teaching, we use real cases to help students develop problem-solving skills in practical situations. We also discuss participatory approaches in the organization and management of health services and other factors such as equity, socio-cultural change, environmental protection, and the process of community empowerment.Included among this course's lecture materials are several recorded presentations by Carl Taylor, a giant in the field of international health. Dr. Taylor recorded the presentations for this course in January of 2008, just 2 years before he passed away in February of 2010.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Carl Taylor
Henry Perry
Henry Taylor
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09/15/2011
Life Course Perspectives on Health
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This course teaches students to frame public health issues using a life course perspective. Introduces and examines basic principles of human development across the life span, from the prenatal period through senescence, and the idea that health outcomes reflect developmental processes. Provides a conceptual framework with which to understand the interrelationships among biological, psychological, and social factors and their influence on development and health. Also illustrates the application of this perspective to gain a critical understanding of public health issues.

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M.E. Hughes
Robert Blum
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09/15/2011
Child Health and Development
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This course focuses on the core processes of growth and development in early to middle childhood. Considers developmental theories, issues and research findings related to physical growth and cognitive, emotional, and social development. Considers appropriate instruments to assess growth and development. Evaluates efficacy of popular early intervention programs designed to enhance development in at-risk populations of children.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Lynne Michael Blum
Robert Blum
Date Added:
09/15/2011
Fundamentals of Program Evaluation
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Fundamentals of Program Evaluation familiarizes students in different types of program evaluation, including needs assessment, formative research, process evaluation, monitoring of outputs and outcomes, impact assessment, and cost analysis. Students gain practical experience through a series of exercises involving the design of a conceptual framework, development of indicators, analysis of computerized service statistics, and development of an evaluation plan to measure impact. This course covers experimental, quasi-experimental, and non-experimental study designs, including the strengths and limitations of each.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Bertrand,Jane
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02/16/2011
Critical Analysis of Popular Diets and Dietary Supplements
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There is much controversy and anecdotal information about popular diets and dietary supplements, but all too often little scientific or controlled clinical data. We examine the science behind normal mechanisms of weight control, and how weight loss diets are constructed and work. The aim of the course is to acquire the knowledge to critically appraise a weight control diet or dietary supplement and choose the best plan for success, both in the short-term and the long run. Students taking the actual class will, in addition to learning the lecture material presented here, complete in-class assignments where they choose a popular diet or supplement, research the scientific literature on this diet/supplement, and present a critical appraisal of its validity and efficacy.

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Nutrition
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Author:
Cheskin, Lawrence
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02/16/2011
Psychiatric Epidemiology
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Psychiatric Epidemiology reviews descriptive and analytic epidemiology for major mental disorders of childhood, adulthood, and late adult life. The course will also examine issues of classification and the nosology of psychiatric disorders as well as operational case definitions and the measurement techniques to enhance field surveys and risk factor research.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Eaton, William
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02/16/2011
Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health
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The course is designed to help students develop basic literacy regarding social concepts and processes that influence health status and public health interventions. The course also hopes to help students develop insight into populations with whom they have worked in the past or will work in the future, and to develop one kind of effective writing tool (the narrative) for communicating about psychosocial issues in public health. These overall aims are approached through lectures, discussion, readings, workshopping, individual compositions, and group discussion of student writings.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Wissow, Larry
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02/16/2011
Statistics in Psychosocial Research: Measurement
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Presents quantitative approaches to measurement in the psychological and social sciences. Topics include the principles of psychometrics, including reliability and validity; the statistical basis for latent variable analysis, including exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis and latent class analysis; and item response theory. Draws examples from the social sciences, including stress and distress, social class and socioeconomic status, personality; consumer satisfaction, functional impairment and disability, quality of life, and the measurement of overall health status. Intended for doctoral students.

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Statistics and Probability
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Eaton, William
Garrett-Mayer, Elizabeth
Leoutsakos, Jeannie-Marie
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02/16/2011
Public Health Biology
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Offers an integrative molecular and biological perspective on public health problems. Explores population biology and ecological principles underlying public health and reviews molecular biology in relation to public health biology. Modules focus on specific diseases of viral, bacterial, and environmental origin. Uses specific examples of each type to develop the general principles that govern interactions among susceptible organisms and etiologic agents. Devotes special attention to factors that act in reproduction and development. Places emphasis on common elements encountered in these modules. These may include origin and dissemination of drug resistance, organization and transmission of virulence determinants, modulation of immune responses, disruption of signal transduction pathways, and perturbation of gene expression. Also considers the role of the genetic constitution of the host.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Author:
Glass, Gregory
Ketner, Gary
Krag, Sharon
Yager, James
Zirkin, Barry
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02/16/2011
Environmental Health
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Examines health issues, scientific understanding of causes, and possible future approaches to control of the major environmental health problems in industrialized and developing countries. Topics include how the body reacts to environmental pollutants; physical, chemical, and biological agents of environmental contamination; vectors for dissemination (air, water, soil); solid and hazardous waste; susceptible populations; biomarkers and risk analysis; the scientific basis for policy decisions; and emerging global environmental health problems.

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Environmental Science
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Links, Jonathan
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Social and Behavioral Foundations of Primary Health Care
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Social and Behavioral Foundations of Primary Health Care aims at providing you with the knowledge and skills needed to diagnose (understand) community, individual, and organizational behaviors and change processes in developing countries and in cross-cultural settings as a foundation for planning culturally appropriate primary health care (PHC) in the context of the ecological model of health behavior.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Brieger, Bill
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02/16/2011
Tropical Environmental Health
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Inadequate water supplies and lack of sanitation facilities represent major hazards to the public health in many parts of the world. In spite of the International Water Supply Decade, (1980-1990) there are more people without facilities approaching minimum standards now than existed at the beginning of the program. Without improvements in these areas, there can be no hope that there will be an overall improvement in the health of the nations which constitute the Third World. Yet appropriate technologies do exist which can go a long way to ameliorate these problems. Simple, low cost projects can be built and maintained by village-based methods. These are being used in some countries and provide a basis for the improvement of living standards for the poorer people of the world. This is a practical course designed to demonstrate actual details of construction and provide a working knowledge of simple mechanisms involved in ventilating latrines and also on how simple pumps work. You should end with a good idea about how these tings work and how they can be maintained. During this class we will be discussing some of the problems arising from poor facilities in many developing countries. We will examine problems associated with solid waste disposal and see the enormity of the problem. We will come up with some suggestions about how to ameliorate the problems... There are few real solutions....

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Shiff, Clive
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02/16/2011
Introduction to Demographic Methods
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This course introduces the basic techniques of demographic analysis. Students will become familiar with the sources of data available for demographic research. Population composition and change measures will be presented. Measures of mortality, fertility, marriage and migration levels and patterns will be defined. Life table, standardization and population projection techniques will also be explored.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Nafissatou Sidibe
Stan Becker
Date Added:
02/16/2011
International Nutrition
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Presents major nutritional problems that influence the health, survival, and developmental capacity of populations in developing societies. Covers approaches implemented at the household, community, national, and international levels to improve nutritional status. Explores the degree to which malnutrition can be prevented or reduced prior to achieving full economic development through targeted public and private sector interventions that address the causes of malnutrition.

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Nutrition
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Christian, Parul
West, Keith
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02/16/2011
Health Across the Life Span: Frameworks,Contexts,and Measurements
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Introduces and examines the basic principles which guide growth and development and the health of individuals across the lifespan, from the prenatal period through senescence. Presents methodological, conceptual and substantive issues necessary for understanding and evaluating empirically based information about growth, development and health at different stages of life and from different academic perspectives. Course covers several themes, including contributions of biological and environmental factors to health and human development, measuring the health of individuals in communities, understanding determinants and consequences of health and development across the lifespan, measuring population health and assessing the implications of health disparities.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Mmari,Heather
Mosley,Henry
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02/16/2011
STI Prevention: Using Epidemiology to Inform Policy and Program
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Considers features of sexually transmitted diseases relevant to their control, reviewing the natural history of the infections and laboratory diagnoses. Emphasizes policy development and public health practice for STI control and prevention, including behavioral interventions and medical screening/treatment intervention of sexually transmitted diseases.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Jonathan Zenilman
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Global Tobacco Control
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Provides an introduction to global tobacco control. Presents the health and economic burden of tobacco use worldwide and highlights practical approaches to tobacco prevention, control, surveillance, and evaluation. Examines transnational tobacco control issues, including the following: the interpretation and packaging of epidemiologic evidence for policy makers, the determinants of tobacco addiction, the economics of global tobacco control, tobacco industry strategies, legal foundations for regulation, and basic surveillance and evaluation methods using lectures, case-studies, and discussion.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Samet, Jonathan
Stillman, Frances
Wipfli, Heather
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02/16/2011
Fundamentals of Oncology for Public Health Practitioners
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Lectures by current practitioners of cancer prevention control in clinical oncology cover the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention/screening measures used for cancers such as lung, breast, prostate, colon/rectal, etc.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Bruce Trock
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02/16/2011
Food and Nutrition Policy
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The purpose of this course is to familiarize and engage the student in the steps and dynamics of policy making processes that address nutrition problems and issues. An underlying tenant is that, where ever nutrition problems exist, policy and program options may be enacted to address the problem directly (e.g. food subsidies to the poor) and/or indirectly (e.g. income generation or job creation).

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Nutrition
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Klemm, Rolf
West, Keith
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02/16/2011
Ethics of Human Subject Research
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Ethics of Human Subject Research (2 credits) is offered by the Department of Health Policy and Management and the Distance Education Division, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and The Phoebe R. Berman Bioethics Institute, Johns Hopkins University. The course introduces students to the ethics of human subject research. Ethical theory and principles are introduced, followed by a brief history of research ethics. Topics covered in lectures and moderated discussions include informed consent for research participation, role and function of institutional review boards, just selection of research subjects, ethical aspects of study design, and privacy and confidentiality. Student evaluation will be based on participation in moderated discussions, an informed consent exercise and written case analysis.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Taylor, Holly
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02/16/2011
Ethical Issues in Public Health
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Lectures and small group discussions focus on ethical theory and current ethical issues in public health and health policy, including resource allocation, the use of summary measures of health, the right to health care, and conflicts between autonomy and health promotion efforts. Student evaluation based on class participation, a group project, and a paper evaluating ethical issues in the student's area of public health specialization.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Faden, Ruth
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02/16/2011
Essentials of Probability and Statistical Inference IV: Algorithmic and Nonparametric Approaches
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Introduces the theory and application of modern, computationally-based methods for exploring and drawing inferences from data. Covers re-sampling methods, non-parametric regression, prediction, and dimension reduction and clustering. Specific topics include Monte Carlo simulation, bootstrap cross-validation, splines, local weighted regression, CART, random forests, neural networks, support vector machines, and hierarchical clustering. De-emphasizes proofs and replaces them with extended discussion of interpretation of results and simulation and data analysis for illustration.

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Statistics and Probability
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Irizarry, Rafael
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Dissertation Workshop
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The workshop is intended for Doctoral students in the health and social sciences who are at the stage of developing a research proposal. Participants will gain skills in the design of conceptually cogent and methodologically rigorous dissertation proposals. The Workshop has an emphasis on topics that relate to Africa, but can be applied to a broad range of research issues.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Henry Mosley
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02/16/2011
Confronting the Burden of Injuries: A Global Perspective
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Confronting the Burden of Injuries- A Global Perspective is a course offered by the Department of International Health and the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University. This course is intended to guide students interested in working on injury control in areas with little to no tradition in injury prevention from a public health perspective. Students will learn to define the injury problem and assess its magnitude; identify data sources and assess the quality of the data; identify which agencies or institutions should be involved in the solution of the problem; identify which interventions are in place and need to be implemented and evaluated; produce a strategic plan for the establishment and/or improvement of injury prevention programs in such areas; and present such a plan to authorities in a compelling manner.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Hyder, Adnan
Segui-Gomez, Maria
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02/16/2011
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Solutions Using R and Bioconductor
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Covers the basics of R software and the key capabilities of the Bioconductor project (a widely used open source and open development software project for the analysis and comprehension of data arising from high-throughput experimentation in genomics and molecular biology and rooted in the open source statistical computing environment R), including importation and preprocessing of high-throughput data from microarrays and other platforms. Also introduces statistical concepts and tools necessary to interpret and critically evaluate the bioinformatics and computational biology literature. Includes an overview of of preprocessing and normalization, statistical inference, multiple comparison corrections, Bayesian Inference in the context of multiple comparisons, clustering, and classification/machine learning.

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Biology
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Irizarry, Rafael
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02/16/2011
Web 2.0: Risks for STI/HIV - Opportunities for Prevention
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This lecture explores the risks and prevention opportunities presented by the emergence of social networking and internet dating sites. Presented by the Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Kees Rietmeijer
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02/16/2011
Water and Sanitation Needs in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies
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Presents a historical overview of the influence of water and sanitation on human health; types of water and sanitation facilities and equipment presently available and particularly suited to refugee populations displaced by war, famine, drought, and economic turmoil; and methodologies for assessing and quantifying water and sanitation needs.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Roberts, Leslie
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02/16/2011
Training Methods and Continuing Education for Health Workers
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This course in Training Methods and Continuing Education for Health Workers identifies the role of training and continuing education as an important component of health service and personnel management. Participants will be guided through the steps of planning training and continuing education activities for a range of health workers from managers to village volunteers. The course draws on real life examples from community-directed onchocerciasis control, village health worker programs, and patent medicine vendor training programs, to name a few. As a final project, participants will prepare a training plan that includes needs assessment instruments, procedures for involving the trainees in their own learning, instructional objectives, appropriate learning methods and delivery modes, resource and budget needs, monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and follow-up supervision. Participants may wish to use the training guide they develop for this course as a foundation for an MPH CAPSTONE project. Please contact the instructor for details.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Bill
Brieger
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02/16/2011
Family Planning Policies and Programs
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Introduces issues and programmatic strategies related to the development, organization, and management of family planning programs, especially those in developing countries. Topics include social, economic, health, and human rights rationale for family planning; identifying and measuring populations in need of family planning services; social, cultural, political, and ethical barriers; contraceptive methods and their programmatic requirements; strategic alternatives, including integrated and vertical programs and public and private sector services; information, education, and communication strategies; management information systems; and the use of computer models for program design.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Henry
Mosley
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02/16/2011
Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
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Introduces the basic methods for infectious disease epidemiology and case studies of important disease syndromes and entities. Methods include definitions and nomenclature, outbreak investigations, disease surveillance, case-control studies, cohort studies, laboratory diagnosis, molecular epidemiology, dynamics of transmission, and assessment of vaccine field effectiveness. Case-studies focus on acute respiratory infections, diarrheal diseases, hepatitis, HIV, tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, malaria, and other vector-borne diseases.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Kenrad Nelson
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02/16/2011
Statistical Reasoning II
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Statistical Reasoning in Public Health II provides an introduction to selected important topics in biostatistical concepts and reasoning through lectures, exercises, and bulletin board discussions. The course builds on the material in Statistical Reasoning in Public Health I , extending the statistical procedures discussed in that course to the multivariate realm, via multiple regression methods. New topics, such as methods for clinical diagnostic testing, and univariate, bivariate, and multivariate techniques for survival analysis will also be covered. These topics will be reinforced with many "real-life" examples drawn from recent biomedical literature. While there are some formulae and computational elements to the course, the emphasis is again on interpretation and concepts.

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Statistics and Probability
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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McGready, John
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02/16/2011
Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology
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This course focuses on current research, controversial issues, and methodological problems in the epidemiology of reproductive and perinatal health. Lectures and analyses of research papers present reproductive health issues such as conception and infertility, contraception and hormone supplementation safety including effects on reproductive cancers , as well as perinatal issues such as complications of pregnancy, infections in pregnancy, maternal mortality, adverse pregnancy outcomes, and birth defects.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Author:
Ronald Gray
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02/16/2011
Refugee Health Care
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Refugee Health Care addresses the provision of basic health requirements for refugees and the coordination of care among the agencies concerned with them.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Burnham, Gilbert
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02/16/2011
Principles of Industrial Hygiene
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Principles of Industrial Hygiene provides an introduction to the field of industrial hygiene and to occupational health in general. The instructor focuses on introducing concepts, terminology, and methodology in the practice of industrial hygiene and identifies resource materials. The class would benefit those wishing to pursue a Master's degree in industrial hygiene, those wishing to complete a certificate in occupational health, or for students in allied health fields needing a basic understanding of industrial hygiene.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Breysse, Patrick
Lees, Peter
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02/16/2011
Principles of Human Nutrition
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Principles of Human Nutrition (222.641) provides an integrated overview of the physiological requirements and functions of protein, energy, and the major vitamins and minerals that are determinants of health and diseases in human populations. Topics include the following: Dietary sources, intake levels, physiological role, and requirement of major nutrients; The biological determinants of nutrient requirements and the assessment of nutrient status in individuals and populations; The role of nutrition in growth and health through the life cycle; The rationale for the development of dietary guidelines and of nutrition policies in different countries; The role of diet in the development of chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, etc.

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Nutrition
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Caballero, Benjamin
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02/16/2011
Principles of Drug Development
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Presents principles underlying preclinical and clinical development of new therapeutic drugs and procedures. Describes and evaluates specific examples, and discusses legal and ethical regulations that apply to drug development.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Author:
Charles Flexner
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02/16/2011
Preventing Infant Mortality and Promoting the Health of Women, Infants, and Children
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This course focuses on the historical problems and interventions associated with infant mortality. Describes the scientific basis for infant mortality and analyzes causes and consequences in a population and development of a programmatic and policy approach.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Hawkins, Melissa
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02/16/2011
Population Change and Public Health
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This course introduces the basic elements of population studies, including: population size, composition, and distribution, and the causes and consequences of changes in these characteristics. An overview of demographic processes and measures used to assess them is presented. The course also focuses on reproductive health issues important in the context of Sub-Saharan Africa. The impact of population policies and programs on population change will be analyzed for different countries. Current issues and problems in program design, implementation, and evaluation will be outlined with the help of several case studies.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Author:
Henry Mosley
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02/16/2011
Pharmaceuticals Management for Under-served Populations
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Students will be guided to analyze problems and develop strategies based on real world drug management issues including regulations, manufacture, procurement, distribution, safety, policy, financing and the unique aspects of international pharmaceutical trade, the role of the World Trade Organization - Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (WTO-TRIPS), government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and individuals/programs in the selection and use of pharmaceutical products. Course materials are drawn from both developed and developing countries so that the student will be knowledgeable about the role of Essential Medicines and the formation of a National Drug Policy. The course will use a multidisciplinary approach to provide students with an operational understanding of factors influencing access to and use of pharmaceuticals and other health commodities. Collectively, these materials and approaches are intended to stimulate critical thinking on how to improve access to and the use of pharmaceutical products.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Lyles, Alan
Peters, David
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02/16/2011
Managed Care and Health Insurance
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Presents an overview of major issues related to the design, function, management, regulation, and evaluation of health insurance and managed care plans. Provides a firm foundation in basic concepts pertaining to private and public sector health insurance/benefit plans, both as provided by employers and government agencies such as Medicaid and Medicare. Key topics include population care management techniques, provider payment, organizational integration, quality and accountability, cost-containment, and public policy. The course makes extensive use of outside experts Course is relevant for management- or policy-oriented students who will be working in, or interrelating with, public and private (both for-profit and not-for-profit) health insurance plans and organized delivery systems such as HMOs and hospital/physician "integrated" delivery systems. Course is also relevant to students who will be researching and analyzing these systems. Although the emphasis is placed on the US, the material is applicable to international students who are interested in financing and organization of highly developed medical care delivery systems in other nations.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Jonathan Weiner
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02/16/2011
Malariology
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Presents issues related to malaria as a major public health problem. Emphasizes the biology of malaria parasites and factors affecting their transmission to humans by anopheline vectors. Topics include host-parasite-vector relationships; diagnostics; parasite biology; vector biology; epidemiology; host immunity; risk factors associated with infection, human behavior, chemotherapy, and drug resistances; anti-vector measures; vaccine development; and management and policy issues.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Kumar, Nirbhay
Shiff, Clive
Sullivan, David
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02/16/2011
Statistics for Laboratory Scientists I
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This course introduces the basic concepts and methods of statistics with applications in the experimental biological sciences. Demonstrates methods of exploring, organizing, and presenting data, and introduces the fundamentals of probability. Presents the foundations of statistical inference, including the concepts of parameters and estimates and the use of the likelihood function, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests. Topics include experimental design, linear regression, the analysis of two-way tables, sample size and power calculations, and a selection of the following: permutation tests, the bootstrap, survival analysis, longitudinal data analysis, nonlinear regression, and logistic regression. Introduces and employs the freely-available statistical software, R, to explore and analyze data.

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Statistics and Probability
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Broman, Karl
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02/16/2011
Nutritional Health, Food Production, and the Environment
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This course provides an understanding of the complex and challenging public health issue of food security and in a world where one billion people are under-nourished while another billion are overweight. Explores the connections among diet, the current food production system, the environment and public health, considering factors such as economics, population and equity. Case studies are used to examine these complex relationships and as well as alternative approaches to achieving both local and global food security and the important role public health can play. Guest lecturers include experts from a variety of disciplines and experiences.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Case Study
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Lawrence,Bob
Walker,Polly
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02/16/2011
Health Issues for Aging Populations
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Introduces the study of aging, its implications for individuals, families, and society, and the background for health policy related to older persons. Presents an overview on aging from different perspectives: demography, biology, epidemiology of diseases, physical and mental disorders, functional capacity and disability, health services, federal and state health policies, social aspects of aging, and ethical issues in the care of older individuals.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Author:
Bruce Leff
Lynda Burton
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Introduction to Methods for Health Services Research and Evaluation
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Introduction to Methods for Health Services Research and Evaluation provides an introduction to basic methods for undertaking research and program evaluation within health services organizations and systems. In addition to basic methods, the course also provides "the state of the art" in research and evaluation through the review of major completed studies. This course is recommended for students who will be carrying out policy research, social science research, or program impact evaluation within health delivery systems. It is also relevant to those who will apply the results of Health Services Research (HSR) done by others.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Author:
Elizabeth A. Skinner
Jonathan P. Weiner
Lynda C. Burton
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02/16/2011
Introduction to Health Policy
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Introduces the material covered in the Department of Health Policy and Management. Focuses on four substantive areas that form the analytic basis for many of the issues in Health Policy and Management. The areas are: (1) economics and financing, (2) need and demand, (3) politics/ethics/law, and (4) quality/effectiveness. Illustrates these issues using three specific policy issues: (1) injury, (2) medical care, and (3) public health preparedness.

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Social Science
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Gerard Anderson
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02/16/2011
Concepts in Economic Evaluation
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Describes how economic theory is linked to economic evaluation techniques like cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis and to introduce students to many concepts that are specific to economic evaluation. Introduces students to the many varieties of economic evaluation to establish a common terminology. Discusses cost-benefit with a demonstration of how this type of evaluation is most clearly linked to economic theory. Explores other theories and concepts, including cost measurement, benefit valuation, and incremental decision-making. Finally, explores recommendations on performing economic evaluations that are made in the United States with a focus on how these are related to underlying economic theory and other concepts.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Economics
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Kevin Frick
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Understanding Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care
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The primary objective of this content is to prepare students to read and interpret cost-effectiveness studies. The students will first be introduced to basic economic concepts that are needed in order to understand the recommendations from the United States Panel on Cost Effectiveness in Health and Medicine. One example is the distinction between opportunity costs and budgetary costs. The recommendations will then be reviewed, particularly as they apply to what students should expect to read in cost-effectiveness research reports. Next, the relationship between cost-effectiveness results and other elements of the health care policy decision-making process will be discussed. More information will be provided on several aspects of how to conduct cost-effectiveness analyses. A critical discussion of several current articles demonstrating cost-effectiveness analyses will be an integral part of this course. When a student has completed this course, he or she will be able to read, comprehend, and perform a basic critique of cost-effectiveness papers and take part in discussions of planned cost-effectiveness research.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Frick, Kevin
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02/16/2011
Managing Long-Term Care Services for Aging Populations
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This course will consider long-term service delivery programs designed to meet the special needs of seniors. It will review care and service systems from the unique perspective of an aging population, including the physiological and psychological changes common among seniors.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Willging, Paul
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Methods in Biostatistics II
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Presents fundamental concepts in applied probability, exploratory data analysis, and statistical inference, focusing on probability and analysis of one and two samples. Topics include discrete and continuous probability models; expectation and variance; central limit theorem; inference, including hypothesis testing and confidence for means, proportions, and counts; maximum likelihood estimation; sample size determinations; elementary non-parametric methods; graphical displays; and data transformations.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Statistics and Probability
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Brian Caffo
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02/16/2011
Adolescent Health and Development
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The course consists of lectures, readings, discussions, panels of guest speakers, group and individual projects. The purpose of the lectures, readings, discussion and panels of guest speakers is to explore a variety of aspects of adolescence and adolescent health. The group and individual projects are meant to help students develop skills to work in multi-disciplinary teams and analyze adolescent health concerns through conceptual frameworks and recommend effective solutions through interventions.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Blum, Robert
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02/16/2011
Statistics for Laboratory Scientists II
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This course introduces the basic concepts and methods of statistics with applications in the experimental biological sciences. Demonstrates methods of exploring, organizing, and presenting data, and introduces the fundamentals of probability. Presents the foundations of statistical inference, including the concepts of parameters and estimates and the use of the likelihood function, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests. Topics include experimental design, linear regression, the analysis of two-way tables, sample size and power calculations, and a selection of the following: permutation tests, the bootstrap, survival analysis, longitudinal data analysis, nonlinear regression, and logistic regression. Introduces and employs the freely-available statistical software, R, to explore and analyze data.

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Statistics and Probability
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Broman, Karl
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02/16/2011
Using Summary Measures of Population Health to Improve Health Systems
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This course explores the conceptual basis and application of summary measures of population health status. Presents approaches to measuring the burden of disease in populations and their use for guiding resource allocation and planning efficient and equitable health care systems. Lectures, discussions, and group exercises focus on composite indicators, exploring social and ethical value choices, and assessing the burden of disease at national level.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Author:
Abdulgafoor Bachani
Adnan A. Hyder
Prasanthi Puvanachandra
Richard H. Morrow
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01/15/2011
Issues in Mental Health Research in Developing Countries
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This course introduces mental health as an integral part of global health research, including conducting needs assessments and intervention monitoring and evaluation. Presents and critiques strategies for integrating local cultural perspectives into research models. Examines methods of adapting psychiatric assessment tools for use cross-culturally and presents challenges for developing interventions for use in low-resource contexts. Encourages use of critical and creative thinking skills throughout to discuss the issues involved in this relatively new area of study.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Author:
Judith Bass
Date Added:
09/15/2010
Integrating Social and Behavioral Theory into Public Health Part II: Mezzo/Micro-Level Theories
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This course builds upon knowledge of basic public health concepts and theory, showing how they are incorporated into intervention design and evaluation on an individual, group, community, and national scale. Using an ecologic framework and employing a variety of structural, health communication, and health education tools, applies theoretical perspectives from anthropology, geography, sociology, and psychology to health behavior interventions in paradigmatic settings (health services, communities, large populations). Uses a combination of lectures, reading, and small group exercises to demonstrate the dynamic relationship of theory and intervention. This second course of the two-course sequence concentrates on mezzo and micro-level theories of health behavior, provider-patient communication, and health literary.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Larry Wissow
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09/15/2010
Integrating Social and Behavioral Theory into Public Health: Foundations/Macro-Mezzo Levels
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This is the first part of a two-course survey that introduces an ecologic perspective that can be used to map factors that shape the health of individuals and populations. The course is built around a model that attempts to integrate social and cognitive factors that contribute to health status and health-related behavior. Integrated with the theoretical presentation are examples of interventions. The first course focuses mostly on "macro" and "mezzo" level influences on health, including culture, socio-economic status, race, and the media. Included is a discussion of advocacy as method of creating change at a macro level. The second course focuses more on the "micro" level and introduces several classic health behavior theories before turning to health communication and health education. By the end of both courses, students will be able to apply a number of theories and ecological perspectives to thinking about health problems and behavior.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Larry Wissow
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09/15/2010
Animals in Research: Law, Policy, and Humane Sciences
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This course introduces students to the principles, laws, and policies that influence the use of animal and alternative, non-animal-based (humane sciences) research techniques in biomedical research.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Alan M. Goldberg
Paul A. Locke
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09/15/2010
Food Production, Public Health, and the Environment
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This course provides an understanding of the complex and challenging public health issue of food security and in a world where one billion people are under-nourished while another billion are overweight. Explores the connections among diet, the current food and food animal production systems, the environment and public health, considering factors such as economics, population and equity. Case studies are used to examine these complex relationships and as well as alternative approaches to achieving both local and global food security and the important role public health can play. Guest lecturers include experts from a variety of disciplines and experiences.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Bob Lawrence
Polly Walker
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09/15/2010
Approaches to Managing Health Services Organizations
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Healthcare professionals around the world are experiencing increasing pressures from patients, communities, governments and payers to demonstrate value. Controlling costs, providing high quality outcomes, assuring access, and enhancing patient satisfaction have become leading issues. In addition, services increasingly are provided within the context of multi-disciplinary teams and complex organizational and financial arrangements. Fiscal and other resource constraints abound. Meeting these challenges within healthcare settings requires leadership and managerial skills in addition to clinical expertise.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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David Peters
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09/15/2010
Schools and Health
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This course examines the relationship between children's health and their K-12 school experience. The eight components of the CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) coordinated school health program model is the organizing framework. Topics include history and development of school health, relationship of in-school interventions to students' health, health care access and academic outcomes, school health policy and politics, and the impact of school context on research methodology and findings.The course uses a combination of lecture, discussion, and school site visits to help students apply the fundamental concepts of school health to multiple public health and education system issues. Students connect course material to current events through discussion of newspaper articles.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Cheryl Duncan DePinto
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01/15/2010
Patient Safety and Medical Errors
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This course provides an introduction to the science of safety, and how it relates to problems with patient safety in health care. Explains the role of both individuals and systems in improving patient safety. Reviews institutional responses to adverse events, including the topics of risk management and medical malpractice. Emphasizes the importance of communication and teamwork. Students learn the basics of conducting an incident investigation, gain an understanding of the advantages and limitations of error reporting, learn how to disclose errors and adverse events, and learn models for improving safety in hospitals and other health care organizations from both the micro and macro points of view.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Albert Wu
Laura Morlock
Peter Pronovost
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01/15/2010
Principles of Population Change
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This course provides students with a basic understanding of the science of demography and health implications of major population issues in the contemporary world. Students explore population changes over time; elements of demography; child survival and mortality; family and households and demographic change; the demography of social and economic inequality, role of women, urbanization, migration and fertility. Finally, students examine world demographic patterns, synthesizing the data and issues surrounding the importance of population to public health.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Nan Astone
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09/15/2009
Masculinity, Sexual Behavior and Health
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This reading seminar focusing on male adolescent health and sexual issues and explores the meaning of masculinity and the impact of masculine beliefs on men's health and health care use. Students critique the literature and explore methods to design interventions working within a masculinity framework to improve men's health outcomes.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Arik Marcell
Freya Sonenstein
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09/15/2009
Entertainment Education for Behavior Change
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This course examines and teaches ways in which education can be subtly but effectively worked into both new and time-honored genres of entertainment to foster positive behavior change and life improvement in both developing countries and local environments. The course develops students' ability to understand the ingredients of successful entertainment (emotions, empathy, efficacy and empowerment) and how these ingredients can be employed to enhance social and personal health and life skills. Examines methodology and develops skills needed to create a successful Entertainment-Education (E-E) project in entertainment (story, drama, etc.) formats with effective behavior change messages.

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Psychology
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Esta de Fossard
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09/15/2009
Introduction to the Ethics of Human Subjects Research
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This course Introduces students to ethics concepts as they apply to questions and challenges in conducting human subject research. The aim is to increase students' knowledge and skills to recognize and consider ethical issues that arise in the conduct of human subject research. The course was designed for clinical investigators in India who will likely collaborate with US investigators; it therefore includes a discussion of US and Indian regulatory requirements relevant to the conduct of collaborative research.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Anant Bhan
Holly Taylor
Nancy Kass
Date Added:
06/01/2009
Statistical Methods for Sample Surveys
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This course presents construction of sampling frames, area sampling, methods of estimation, stratified sampling, subsampling, and sampling methods for surveys of human populations. Students use STATA or another comparable package to implement designs and analyses of survey data.

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Statistics and Probability
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Saifuddin Ahmed
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01/15/2009
Occupational Health and Vulnerable Worker Populations
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This course discusses occupational health program considerations, (including all levels of prevention), for vulnerable populations, using examples such as the health needs of women workers, shift workers, aging workers, families of workers, and workers with chronic diseases and impairments. Focuses on strategies for identifying and removing barriers that affect health and work performance; program development and management responsibilities; and cost issues related to implementing selected preventive and rehabilitative programs. Presents relevant research findings on the ability of vulnerable populations to benefit from safe and healthy working lives.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Author:
Jacqueline Agnew
Sheila Fitzgerald
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01/15/2009
Baltimore Food Systems: A Case Study of Urban Food Environments
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This seminar-style course challenges students to look closely at the environment of Baltimore City's complex food systems and to consider what it would take to improve these systems to assure access for all to nutritious, adequate, affordable and sustainably produced food. Students "go backstage" with tour guides at sites including a supermarket, a corner store, an emergency food distribution center, and a farm connected to the city school system. Students learn about the types of food available at these sites, who uses them, relevant aspects of their operations, and site-relevant key barriers to and opportunities for providing access to healthier food, ideally with reduced environmental harm. They also conduct oral history interviews about food with elderly city residents to understand how food access has changed over the years. Class discussions, lectures, readings, and guest speakers support critical thinking, and provide background and frameworks for understanding the experiential sessions. Lectures and discussions consider applicability of lessons gained from the study of Baltimore to other area food systems. Throughout, students consider the relative impacts of access, demand, and stakeholder interests, and consider the relative strengths of voluntary, governmental, legal and other strategies. For their final papers, students apply the Intervention Decision Matrix to selected aspects of the city's food systems and food environments, identifying challenges and opportunities for change, incorporating lessons learned from other food systems and programs, and discussing implications beyond Baltimore .

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Anne Palmer
Roni Neff
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01/15/2009
Urban Health in Developing Countries
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This course explores the emerging public health issues associated with rapid growth of urban population in developing countries, with a particular focus on the urban poor. Includes urban demography, epidemiology, changes in urban physical and social environment and their consequences for health, nutritional issues, the inadequacy of conventional health services, and the design and implementation of a coordinated and cost-effective health care system. Introduces these concepts and presents case studies for analysis. Emphasizes sensitizing and capacity-building by exposing public health professionals and researchers to the unique urban health problems of developing countries.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Author:
Abdullah Baqui
William Brieger
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01/15/2009
Biostatistics for Medical Product Regulation
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This course provides a broad understanding of the application of biostatistics in a regulatory context. Reviews the relevant regulations and guidance documents. Includes topics such as basic study design, target population, comparison groups, and endpoints. Addresses analysis issues with emphasis on the regulatory aspects, including issues of missing data and informative censoring. Discusses safety monitoring, interim analysis and early termination of trials with a focus on regulatory implications.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Statistics and Probability
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Mary Foulkes
Simon Day
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09/15/2008
Public Health Toxicology
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This course examines basic concepts of environmental toxicology, including distribution, cellular penetration, metabolic conversion, and elimination of toxic agents, as well as the fundamental laws governing the interaction of foreign chemicals with biological systems. The course also focuses on the application of these concepts to the understanding and prevention of mortality and morbidity resulting from environmental exposure to toxic substances through a case study format.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Author:
James Yager
Michael Trush
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09/15/2008
Fundamentals of Epidemiology I
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Fundamentals of Epidemiology I is the first half of a course that introduces the basic concepts of epidemiology and biostatistics as applied to public health problems. Emphasis is placed on the principles and methods of epidemiologic investigation, appropriate summaries and displays of data, and the use of classical statistical approaches to describe the health of populations. Topics include the dynamic behavior of disease; usage of rates, ratios and proportions; methods of direct and indirect adjustment, and clinical life table which measures and describes the extent of disease problems.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Marie Diener-West
Sukon Kanchanaraksa
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09/15/2008
Fundamentals of Epidemiology II
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Fundamentals of Epidemiology I and II introduce the basic concepts of epidemiology and biostatistics as applied to public health problems. Emphasis is placed on the principles and methods of epidemiologic investigation, appropriate summaries and displays of data, and the use of classical statistical approaches to describe the health of populations. Fundamentals of Epidemiology II focuses on various epidemiologic study designs for investigating associations between risk factors and disease outcomes, culminating with criteria for causal inferences. The application of these disciplines in the areas of health services, screening, genetics, and environment policy are presented. The influence of epidemiology and biostatistics on legal and ethical issues are also discussed.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Marie Diener-West
Sukon Kanchanaraksa
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09/15/2008
Social and Economic Aspects of Human Fertility
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This course analyzes the correlates of fertility levels in societies and childbearing among individuals and couples. Examines classical theories of fertility change at the societal level and contemporary critiques of these theories. Also examines the determinants of fertility at the individual level, with an emphasis on differences in the timing first birth and total family size by social class and ethnicity in developed and developing countries.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Author:
Nan Astone
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09/15/2008
Qualitative Data Analysis
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This course emphasizes the analysis of ethnographic and other forms of qualitative data in public health research. We introduce various interpretive analytic approaches, explore their use, and guide students in applying them to data. We also introduce the use of computer software for coding textual data (Atlas.ti). Students analyze data they have collected as part of fieldwork projects initiated in 410.690 and write up the results in a final paper. Classroom sessions include lectures, discussions, intensive group work related to the fieldwork projects, and instruction in the computer lab.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Katherine Fritz
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01/15/2008
Statistics for Psychosocial Research: Structural Models
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This course presents quantitative approaches to theory construction in the context of multiple response variables, with models for both continuous and categorical data. Topics include the statistical basis for causal inference; principles of path analysis; linear structural equation analysis incorporating measurement models; latent class regression; and analysis of panel data with observed and latent variable models. Draws examples from the social sciences, including the status attainment approach to intergenerational mobility, behavior genetics models of disease and environment, consumer satisfaction, functional impairment and disability, and quality of life.

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Statistics and Probability
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Author:
Quian-Li Xue
William Eaton
Date Added:
09/15/2007