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Public Health Practice 101
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A series of presentations developed to introduce health department employees to the ...

A series of presentations developed to introduce health department employees to the basic terms and concepts that they are likely to encounter in the field.By the end of these modules, the learner will: Be familiar with basic concepts of public health practice; understand 4 ways to describe and define public health; describe the Public Health System at multiple levels; recite the 3 Core Functions of Public Health; recognize the 10 Essential Services; be aware of the 13 Core Competencies of Public Health; recognize the variety of public health careers; and identify their own role in 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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Rachel T. Abraham,
Radiation Terror 101
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This topic introduces you to general radiation principles, radiation safety and protection, ...

This topic introduces you to general radiation principles, radiation safety and protection, and the basic types of radiological terror, and also provides practical guidance on acute response techniques and general countermeasures.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Links,Jonathan
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 ...

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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Author:
Kees Rietmeijer
Dean's Lecture Series: 2007-2008
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This lecture series features faculty who have been recently promoted to Professor ...

This lecture series features faculty who have been recently promoted to Professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In these presenteations, the lecturers address challenging public health issues of the day and report on lessons learned from their own research and experience in the field.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Lecture
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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JHSPH OpenCourseWare
Author:
Chris Beyrer
Francesca Dominici
Leiyu Shi
Stephen J. Gange
Willaim Brieger
Adolescent Health and Development
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The course consists of lectures, readings, discussions, panels of guest speakers, group ...

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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Author:
Blum, Robert
Animals in Research: Law, Policy, and Humane Sciences
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This course introduces students to the principles, laws, and policies that influence ...

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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Author:
Alan M. Goldberg
Paul A. Locke
Approaches to Managing Health Services Organizations
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Healthcare professionals around the world are experiencing increasing pressures from patients, communities, ...

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
The Art of Science Advice to Policy Makers: Lessons from the U.S. National Academies
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In this installment of the Bloomberg Leadership Series, Dr. Fineberg shares the ...

In this installment of the Bloomberg Leadership Series, Dr. Fineberg shares the personal experiences and professional insights that have informed his leadership style and his approach to formulating sound and persuasive policy recommendations.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Lecture
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Author:
Harvey Fineberg
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 ...

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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Author:
Anne Palmer
Roni Neff
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 ...

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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Author:
Irizarry, Rafael
Biological Agents of Water and Foodborne Bioterrorism
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This presentation examines the various biological agents that terrorists could use against ...

This presentation examines the various biological agents that terrorists could use against food or water supplies. This presentation's content is part of a non-credit, professional development training generated by JHSPH faculty and the Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness. The OCW version of this presentation comprises slides only.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Lecture Notes
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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JHSPH OpenCourseWare
Author:
Kellogg Schwab
Biostatistics for Medical Product Regulation
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This course provides a broad understanding of the application of biostatistics in ...

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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Author:
Mary Foulkes
Simon Day
Case Studies in Primary Health Care
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This course introduces students to the origins, concepts, and development of community-based ...

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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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Author:
Carl Taylor
Henry Perry
Henry Taylor
Case Studies in Terrorism Response
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The objective of this presentation is to use three illustrative case studies ...

The objective of this presentation is to use three illustrative case studies to reinforce basic concepts and principles of terrorism preparedness and response, as well as to identify some specific practical considerations. These case studies will illustrate: (1) Plausible scenarios, (2) Typical first response activities, (3) Critical issues on-the-fly, and (4) Considerations for planning.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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JHSPH OpenCourseWare
Author:
Links, Jonathan
Child Health and Development
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This course focuses on the core processes of growth and development in ...

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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Author:
Lynne Michael Blum
Robert Blum
Concepts in Economic Evaluation
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Describes how economic theory is linked to economic evaluation techniques like cost-benefit ...

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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Author:
Kevin Frick
Confronting the Burden of Injuries: A Global Perspective
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Confronting the Burden of Injuries- A Global Perspective is a course offered ...

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
Critical Analysis of Popular Diets and Dietary Supplements
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There is much controversy and anecdotal information about popular diets and dietary ...

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
Culture, Politics, and Community: Living Public Health in Nigeria
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In this lecture, Professor Brieger discusses some of the lessons he learned ...

In this lecture, Professor Brieger discusses some of the lessons he learned during his 26-year experience working in Nigeria and his subsequent work with a wider variety of African nations, focusing on on tropical diseases and their associated social, cultural, and behavioral aspects.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Author:
Bill Brieger
Dissertation Workshop
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The workshop is intended for Doctoral students in the health and social ...

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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Full Course
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Provider:
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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JHSPH OpenCourseWare
Author:
Henry Mosley