Courses

Please consult the online course catalog for cross-listed courses and full course information.

The courses listed below are provided by Student Information Services (SIS). This listing provides a snapshot of immediately available courses within this department and may not be complete. Course registration information can be found at https://sis.jhu.edu/classes.

AS.280.590 - Internship-Summer

Credits: 1.00
Instructor: Gebo, Kelly
Term: Summer 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open

AS.280.326 - Community-Based Learning in South Africa

3 Credit course taught in Cape Town, South Africa. This course may be used to satisfy the Public Health Applied Experience requirement. Students will participate in a community-based service learning program with a local NGO in Cape Town.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Smart, Mieka Jasmine
Term: Summer 2018
Meetings:
Status: Approval Required

AS.280.325 - Public Health in South Africa

This course provides an in-depth overview of Public Health in South Africa, including material on the political climate, health care services, and the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Course is taught in Cape Town, South Africa.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Smart, Mieka Jasmine
Term: Summer 2018
Meetings:
Status: Approval Required

AS.280.500 - Applied Experience-Public Health

This is a supervised, hands-on experience working with public health professionals. Students will complete 80 hours of applied work and will submit a synthesizing assignment at the end of the term. Please contact your PHS Advisor for complete details. Permission Required. Public Health Majors Only.

Credits: 1.00 - 2.00
Instructor: Folda, Lisa Kristin
Term: Summer 2018
Meetings:
Status: Approval Required

AS.280.597 - Research for Freshmen/Sophomores in Public Health

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Foster, Laura
Term: Summer 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open

AS.280.500 - Applied Experience-Public Health

This is a supervised, hands-on experience working with public health professionals. Students will complete 80 hours of applied work and will submit a synthesizing assignment at the end of the term. Please contact your PHS Advisor for complete details. Permission Required. Public Health Majors Only.

Credits: 1.00 - 2.00
Instructor: Folda, Lisa Kristin
Term: Summer 2018
Meetings:
Status: Approval Required

AS.280.590 - Internship-Summer

Credits: 1.00
Instructor: Henry, Katherine Rose
Term: Summer 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open

AS.280.596 - Independent Study-Summer

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Henry, Katherine Rose
Term: Summer 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open

AS.280.596 - Independent Study-Summer

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Foster, Laura
Term: Summer 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open

AS.280.597 - Research for Freshmen/Sophomores in Public Health

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Henry, Katherine Rose
Term: Summer 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open

AS.280.598 - Research for Juniors/Seniors in Public Health

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Henry, Katherine Rose
Term: Summer 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open

AS.280.598 - Research for Juniors/Seniors in Public Health

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Foster, Laura
Term: Summer 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open

AS.140.105 - History of Medicine

Course provides an overview of the medical traditions of six ancient cultures; the development of Greek and Islamic traditions in Europe; and the reform and displacement of the Classical traditions during the Scientific Revolution.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Pomata, Gianna
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: MW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AM
Status: Waitlist Only

AS.140.311 - Ecology, Health, and the Environment

Explores diverse problems linking ecological, environmental and public health themes, with focus on Chesapeake region. Students’ research projects can be outside Chesapeake region.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Kingsland, Sharon E
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
Status: Waitlist Only

AS.140.105 - History of Medicine

Course provides an overview of the medical traditions of six ancient cultures; the development of Greek and Islamic traditions in Europe; and the reform and displacement of the Classical traditions during the Scientific Revolution.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Pomata, Gianna
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: MW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AM
Status: Waitlist Only

AS.140.176 - Public Health in East Asia Through Films & Documentaries

This course uses contemporary films and documentaries to address issues in public health in East Asia, past & present. Topics covered include medicine in turn-of-the-twentieth century Japan and China, revolutionary medicine, STDS, mental illness, HIV/AIDs in China, industrial pollution, the politics of universal health care insurance, and pandemics in East Asia.

Credits: 1.00
Instructor: Hanson, Marta
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: Th 6:30PM - 9:00PM Screenings
Status: Waitlist Only

AS.150.219 - Intro to Bioethics

Introduction to a wide range of moral issues arising in the biomedical fields, e.g. physician-assisted suicide, human cloning, abortion, surrogacy, and human subjects research. Cross-listed with Public Health Studies.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Bok, Hilary
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: MW 12:00PM - 12:50PM, F 12:00PM - 12:50PM
Status: Waitlist Only

AS.150.219 - Intro to Bioethics

Introduction to a wide range of moral issues arising in the biomedical fields, e.g. physician-assisted suicide, human cloning, abortion, surrogacy, and human subjects research. Cross-listed with Public Health Studies.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Bok, Hilary
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: MW 12:00PM - 12:50PM, F 12:00PM - 12:50PM
Status: Waitlist Only

AS.150.219 - Intro to Bioethics

Introduction to a wide range of moral issues arising in the biomedical fields, e.g. physician-assisted suicide, human cloning, abortion, surrogacy, and human subjects research. Cross-listed with Public Health Studies.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Bok, Hilary
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: MW 12:00PM - 12:50PM, F 1:30PM - 2:20PM
Status: Waitlist Only

AS.140.146 - History of Public Health in East Asia

This course examines the history of disease, epidemics, and public health responses in East Asia from the 17th-20th centuries. This public health history emphasizes the interactions, connections, and comparisons among China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Hanson, Marta
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
Status: Waitlist Only

AS.150.219 - Intro to Bioethics

Introduction to a wide range of moral issues arising in the biomedical fields, e.g. physician-assisted suicide, human cloning, abortion, surrogacy, and human subjects research. Cross-listed with Public Health Studies.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Bok, Hilary
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: MW 12:00PM - 12:50PM, F 12:00PM - 12:50PM
Status: Waitlist Only

AS.150.219 - Intro to Bioethics

Introduction to a wide range of moral issues arising in the biomedical fields, e.g. physician-assisted suicide, human cloning, abortion, surrogacy, and human subjects research. Cross-listed with Public Health Studies.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Bok, Hilary
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: MW 12:00PM - 12:50PM, W 2:00PM - 2:50PM
Status: Waitlist Only

AS.150.219 - Intro to Bioethics

Introduction to a wide range of moral issues arising in the biomedical fields, e.g. physician-assisted suicide, human cloning, abortion, surrogacy, and human subjects research. Cross-listed with Public Health Studies.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Bok, Hilary
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: MW 12:00PM - 12:50PM, W 2:00PM - 2:50PM
Status: Waitlist Only

AS.180.252 - Economics of Discrimination

This course examines labor market discrimination by gender, race and ethnicity in the United States. What does the empirical evidence show, and how can we explain it? How much of the difference in observed outcomes is driven by differences in productivity characteristics and how much is due to discrimination? How have economists theorized about discrimination and what methodologies can be employed to test those theories? What has been the impact of public policy in this area; how do large corporations and educational institutions respond; and what can we learn from landmark lawsuits? The course will reinforce skills relevant to all fields of applied economics, including critical evaluation of the theoretical and empirical literature, the reasoned application of statistical techniques, and analysis of current policy issues. Seniors by Permission Only.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Morgan, Barbara Anne
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM
Status: Waitlist Only

AS.280.346 - Advanced Biostatistics Laboratory

As a complementary course to 280.345, Public Health Biostatistics, this course teaches R programming skills necessary for conducting independent data analyses, beyond those presented in the main course. No programming experience is necessary, but a willingness to learn independently and work with other students is indispensable.

Credits: 1.00
Instructor: Jager, Leah Ruth, Taub, Margaret Anne
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: M 2:00PM - 2:50PM
Status: Open

AS.230.341 - Sociology of Health and Illness

This course introduces students to medical sociology, which is the application of the sociological perspective to health and health care. Major topics include stress, social epidemiology, and the social organization of health care.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Agree, Emily
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: M 3:00PM - 4:50PM, W 3:00PM - 3:50PM
Status: Waitlist Only

AS.230.341 - Sociology of Health and Illness

This course introduces students to medical sociology, which is the application of the sociological perspective to health and health care. Major topics include stress, social epidemiology, and the social organization of health care.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Agree, Emily
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: M 3:00PM - 4:50PM, W 3:00PM - 3:50PM
Status: Waitlist Only

AS.280.440 - Introduction to Harm Reduction: Principles and Examples in Public Health

Harm reduction is an increasingly popular paradigm in public health research and practice. This course introduces students to the principles of and current research in harm reduction. The class will focus on a) history and principles of harm reduction, and appropriate research methods; b) harm reduction & substance abuse and policy; c) harm reduction & sexual health and sex work; d) ethical considerations in harm reduction. This seminar-format course uses journal clubs, small group discussions, and interactive debates. Gordis Teaching Fellowship course. Priority registration is given to Public Health Studies majors. Other students will be permitted to register as space allows.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Tomko, Catherine Ann
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
Status: Waitlist Only

AS.230.393 - Global Health and Human Rights

Is access to healthcare a fundamental human right? If so, then which global actors are obligated to provide healthcare to whom, and for how long? How do meanings of health and illness vary across time and place? And finally, how are human rights principles translated into frontline practice in order to promote well-being? This course takes a critical interdisciplinary approach to these questions through a series of global case studies ranging from humanitarian aid in post-tsunami Sri Lanka to anti-FGM (female genital mutilation) campaigns in Ghana. How do international NGOs, UN bodies, and governments collaborate (or compete) to distribute healthcare in places beset by dire resource shortages? Do human rights principles carry legal weight across borders, and if so, could access to healthcare services and essential medicines be litigated in order to compel governments to provide it? And finally, what cultural assumptions do human rights discourses carry with them, and what happens if rights-based approaches are poorly received by recipient populations? Moving beyond the basic principle of healthcare as a human right, this course aims to bring this idea’s history and politics into focus by offering an in-depth exploration of its ethics and implementation.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Naveh Benjamin, Ilil
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
Status: Waitlist Only

AS.280.240 - Research Methods and Scientific Writing for Public Health

This course examines the research process, with an emphasis on formulating research questions, critically evaluating published research, and drawing objective conclusions from a body of scientific literature. Students conduct a systematic review of the scientific literature related to a public health issue. Labs focus on developing and documenting a sound review methodology and communicating the review findings effectively in writing.

Credits: 4.00
Instructor: Thorpe, Roland J
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM, F 1:30PM - 2:20PM
Status: Open

AS.280.350 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology

A practical introduction to epidemiology focusing on the principles and methods of examining the distribution and determinants of disease morbidity and mortality in human populations. This course is restricted to Public Health Studies rising seniors and rising juniors.

Credits: 4.00
Instructor: Mckay, Heather L, Schneider, Michael
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM, F 1:30PM - 2:45PM
Status: Waitlist Only

AS.280.441 - Social Media and Public Health

This upper-level undergraduate research methods design course explores the growing role of social media in public health research. The course first introduces the current social media landscape, tying in different public health and health communication theories of importance to social media research. This is followed by a discussion of qualitative and quantitative research methods that have been used to conduct social media research, as well as the unique ethical considerations presented by this novel field. The course will then delve into each type of social media platform in depth, discussing how public health research has been conducted and how this ever-changing field continues to move forward. By the end of the course, students will have given explicit consideration to the strengths and challenges posed by conducting social media research in public health, and will be able to apply social media research methods to a public health issue of their interest. Some background in research methods is preferred but not required. Gordis Teaching Fellowship course. Priority registration is given to Public Health Studies majors. Other students will be permitted to register as space allows.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Rivera, Yonaira M
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM
Status: Waitlist Only

AS.280.439 - Ecological Change and Infectious Disease

This course will introduce students to key concepts in infectious disease ecology and epidemiology. Students will also learn how key ecological changes are influencing infectious disease dynamics. Ecological changes explored in the course include climate change, water management, deforestation, agriculture, and urbanization. Gordis Teaching Fellowship course. Priority registration is given to Public Health Studies majors. Other students will be permitted to register as space allows.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Lorentz, Alexandra Jane
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: MWF 10:00AM - 10:50AM
Status: Waitlist Only

AS.280.335 - The Environment and Your Health

This course surveys the basic concepts underlying environmental health sciences (toxicology, exposure assessment, risk assessment), current public health issues (hazardous waste, water- and food-borne diseases), and emerging global health threats (global warming, built environment, ozone depletion, sustainability). This course is restricted to Public Health Studies, Global Environmental Change and Stability, and Molecular and Cellular Biology majors only.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Bressler, Joseph P., Latshaw, Megan W., Yager, James D
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: TTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM
Status: Waitlist Only

AS.280.345 - Public Health Biostatistics

Using problem-based learning focusing on public health topics, students learn to describe & summarize data, make inferences regarding population parameters, & test hypotheses. Recommended Course Background: Four years of high school math.

Credits: 4.00
Instructor: Jager, Leah Ruth, Taub, Margaret Anne
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: MW 3:00PM - 4:15PM, F 2:00PM - 2:50PM
Status: Waitlist Only

AS.280.443 - Health-Related Stigma: Concepts, Considerations, and Interventions

Health-related stigma plays an important role in health and social outcomes, however its impact on individuals and populations varies according to context. Through readings, discussions, and assignments, students acquire the framework and skills to conceptualize and assess stigma across a range of health domains. To develop their understanding and analytical approach, students examine examples of HIV/AIDS, smoking, obesity, addiction, and mental health stigma. In each case, students consider key questions including: What are the forms and consequences of stigma? What theories apply? What ethical issues exist? How might interventions minimize or leverage stigma for health promotion? Throughout the semester, students also consider broader questions including: When should interventions target stigma? What are the ethical considerations in health-related stigma research? Is stigma always a threat to health? As the course places a strong emphasis on reading, critiquing, and applying health and social scientific literature, knowledge of or experience with psychology, sociology, ethics, and/or statistics is recommended but not required. Gordis Teaching Fellowship course. Priority registration is given to Public Health Studies majors. Other students will be permitted registration as space allows.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Heley, Kathryn Mary
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: MW 3:00PM - 4:15PM
Status: Waitlist Only

AS.280.500 - Applied Experience-Public Health

Perm. Req'd, Public Health Majors Only. This is a supervised, hands-on experience working with public health professionals. Students will complete 80 hours of applied work and will submit a synthesizing assignment at the end of the term. Students completing their AE in the current semester will be enrolled in Section 2. Students whose time will roll over to an additional grading period will be enrolled in Section 1. Please contact your PHS Advisor for complete details.

Credits: 1.00 - 2.00
Instructor: Folda, Lisa Kristin
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open

AS.280.500 - Applied Experience-Public Health

Perm. Req'd, Public Health Majors Only. This is a supervised, hands-on experience working with public health professionals. Students will complete 80 hours of applied work and will submit a synthesizing assignment at the end of the term. Students completing their AE in the current semester will be enrolled in Section 2. Students whose time will roll over to an additional grading period will be enrolled in Section 1. Please contact your PHS Advisor for complete details.

Credits: 1.00 - 2.00
Instructor: Folda, Lisa Kristin
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open

AS.230.335 - Medical Humanitarianism

Humanitarian organizations play life-preserving roles in global conflicts, and have front-row views of disasters ranging from the 2010 Haiti earthquake to the 2011 Fukushima tsunami in Japan. Yet even while they provide vital assistance to millions of people in crisis, such organizations are beset by important paradoxes that hinder their capacity to create sustainable interventions. They work to fill long-lasting needs, but are prone to moving quickly from one site to the next in search of the latest emergency. They strive to be apolitical, yet are invariably influenced by the geopolitical agendas of global powers. How do such contradictions arise, and what is their impact upon millions of aid recipients around the world? Drawing on case studies from South Sudan to Haiti, this course addresses these contradictions by exploring how and why medical aid organizations attempt, and sometimes fail, to reconcile short-term goals, such as immediate life-saving, with long-term missions, such as public health programs and conflict resolution initiatives.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Naveh Benjamin, Ilil
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: MW 3:00PM - 4:15PM
Status: Waitlist Only

AS.230.335 - Medical Humanitarianism

Humanitarian organizations play life-preserving roles in global conflicts, and have front-row views of disasters ranging from the 2010 Haiti earthquake to the 2011 Fukushima tsunami in Japan. Yet even while they provide vital assistance to millions of people in crisis, such organizations are beset by important paradoxes that hinder their capacity to create sustainable interventions. They work to fill long-lasting needs, but are prone to moving quickly from one site to the next in search of the latest emergency. They strive to be apolitical, yet are invariably influenced by the geopolitical agendas of global powers. How do such contradictions arise, and what is their impact upon millions of aid recipients around the world? Drawing on case studies from South Sudan to Haiti, this course addresses these contradictions by exploring how and why medical aid organizations attempt, and sometimes fail, to reconcile short-term goals, such as immediate life-saving, with long-term missions, such as public health programs and conflict resolution initiatives.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Naveh Benjamin, Ilil
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM
Status: Waitlist Only

AS.180.289 - Economics of Health

Application of economic concepts and analysis to the health services system. Review of empirical studies of demand for health services, behavior of providers, and relationship of health services to population health levels. Discussion of current policy issues relating to financing and resource allocation.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Bishai, David M
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: M 3:30PM - 5:50PM
Status: Open

AS.280.495 - Honors in Public Health - Seminar

Using lectures, oral presentations, and writing assignments, this seminar is designed to assist Public Health Studies majors in writing a senior thesis. Students will formulate their topics, develop research skills, and address issues of professional ethics. Participating in this seminar is required for students pursuing honors in Public Health Studies. Permission Required.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor:
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: F 1:30PM - 2:45PM
Status: Approval Required

AS.280.399 - Community Based Learning - Practicum Community Health Care

This course is designed to expose students to urban health with focus on Baltimore City through lectures, class discussions, and experiential learning. Students will select a community-based organization (CBO) according to their expressed interests and schedule in order to complete 45 hours of service based learning. Grades are based on participation, completion of service learning project, presentation, and papers. Open to Junior Public Health Studies majors only. Others by permission of instructor.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Bone, Lee R
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: W 4:30PM - 5:45PM
Status: Waitlist Only

AS.280.323 - Public Health Policy and Politics

This course will introduce students to the major concepts of the American political process (local, state and federal), and to the use of different aspects of the political realm to achieve policy change in the public health/health care arena. As part of the course we will illustrate the decision making process of making policy change through political action with real world examples (mostly from Baltimore and Maryland), examine policy and politics of the U.S. health care system, and participate in the political process through a mock legislative hearing. You cannot register for this course if you have taken AS.280.103.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Beilenson, Peter
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM
Status: Closed

AS.280.435 - Alcohol Use and Social Disparities: A Public Health Perspective

This upper-level course examines alcohol use from an ethical, epidemiological, and social justice perspective. The course is structured in three parts: 1.) Ethical issues in alcohol-related harms, 2.) Alcohol and marginalized populations, and 3.) Alcohol and injustice. This course models how to frame a complex problem from a public health perspective and teaches students to critically engage with social justice concepts. This seminar-format course incorporates guest lectures, small group exercises, case studies, and role plays. Gordis Teaching Fellowship course open to juniors and seniors.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Trangenstein, Pamela Jean
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
Status: Canceled

AS.280.225 - Population, Health and Development

This course will cover the major world population changes in the past century as well as the contemporary situation and projections for this century. Topics include rapid population growth, the historical and continuing decline of death and birth rates, contraceptive methods as well as family planning and child survival programs, population aging, urbanization, population and the environment and the demographic effects of HIV/AIDS. This course is restricted to Public Health Studies majors. Students minoring in Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality can register with instructor approval.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Becker, Stanley
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM
Status: Open

AS.280.438 - Reproductive Health in Crisis: Issues in Meeting the Needs of Vulnerable Populations

Introduces students to the reproductive health needs of over 65 million people affected by humanitarian, economic, and environmental crises globally. Presents an overview of health care delivery systems in a variety of contexts, and examines the reproductive health consequences of disruptions in service provision during times of crisis. Examines the impact of policies and programs targeting affected groups. Discusses international standards in humanitarian response. Includes discussion of maternal and newborn health, family planning, abortion, and gender based violence. Students develop competency to conduct reproductive health service needs assessments and design an emergency preparedness plan that ensures provision of essential care. For the final project, students apply their skills to plan a response program to meet the reproductive health needs of a specific crisis-affected population. This is a Gordis Teaching Fellowship course.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Collins, Lillian Joyce
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: TTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM
Status: Open

AS.190.405 - Food Politics

This course examines the politics of food at the local, national, and global level. Topics include the politics of agricultural subsidies, struggles over genetically modified foods, government efforts at improving food safety, and issues surrounding obesity and nutrition policy. Juniors, seniors, and graduate students only. Cross-listed with Public Health Studies.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Sheingate, Adam
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
Status: Waitlist Only

AS.280.240 - Research Methods and Scientific Writing for Public Health

This course examines the research process, with an emphasis on formulating research questions, critically evaluating published research, and drawing objective conclusions from a body of scientific literature. Students conduct a systematic review of the scientific literature related to a public health issue. Labs focus on developing and documenting a sound review methodology and communicating the review findings effectively in writing.

Credits: 4.00
Instructor: Thorpe, Roland J
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM, F 1:30PM - 2:20PM
Status: Waitlist Only

AS.280.501 - Internship-Public Health

Permission Required. Public Health majors only

Credits: 1.00
Instructor: Foster, Laura
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Approval Required

AS.280.350 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology

A practical introduction to epidemiology focusing on the principles and methods of examining the distribution and determinants of disease morbidity and mortality in human populations. This course is restricted to Public Health Studies rising seniors and rising juniors.

Credits: 4.00
Instructor: Mckay, Heather L, Schneider, Michael
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM, F 1:30PM - 2:45PM
Status: Waitlist Only

AS.280.507 - Independent Study-PH

Public Health majors only. Permission Required.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Henry, Katherine Rose
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open

AS.280.442 - Genetics and Public Health

DNA is the code of life and variability in this code can be critical in determining human health outcomes. In a post-genomic era with increasingly advanced genetic tools and data it is critical for future public health professionals to understand the role that genetics plays in disease on the individual and population level. More and more, genetics is instructing public health interventions by informing individuals of their risk of acquiring certain diseases, explaining disease etiology, guiding treatment options in the wake of personalized medicine, and may dictate the future of genetic-based disease treatment in the form of gene therapy. The goal of this semester long course is to expand upon basic genetic concepts and apply them to understanding how variation in the human genome can impact health outcomes and inform treatment. We will look at how genetic diseases are inherited, the various ways in which they can manifest as pathology, and how they are discovered and diagnosed. We will also learn how to interpret genome wide association studies and genetic test results and explore the field of genetic counseling. We will finish by looking at the future of genetic medicine by looking at personalized medicine, gene therapy, and gene drive technologies and the potential ethical implications of these interventions. Prior genetics coursework is useful, but not required. Gordis Teaching Fellowship course. Priority registration is given to Public Health Studies majors. Other students will be permitted to register as space allows.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Swift, Russell Phillip
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: TTh 4:30PM - 5:45PM
Status: Waitlist Only

AS.280.101 - Introduction to Public Health

This course provides an overview of the field of public health. Topics include the major causes of morbidity and mortality; the socioeconomic, behavioral, and environmental factors that affect health; the analytical methods used in the field; the role of government in protecting the public’s health; key features of the U.S. health care system; and current challenges in the field. The course also introduces students to the basic conceptual models and approaches that are central to public health practice. This course is restricted to rising Sophomores who are declared Public Health Studies majors, and incoming Freshman only. Your enrollment may be withdrawn at the discretion of the instructor if you don't meet one of those criteria.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Bulzacchelli, Maria Theresa
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: TTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM, W 1:30PM - 2:20PM
Status: Waitlist Only

AS.280.101 - Introduction to Public Health

This course provides an overview of the field of public health. Topics include the major causes of morbidity and mortality; the socioeconomic, behavioral, and environmental factors that affect health; the analytical methods used in the field; the role of government in protecting the public’s health; key features of the U.S. health care system; and current challenges in the field. The course also introduces students to the basic conceptual models and approaches that are central to public health practice. This course is restricted to rising Sophomores who are declared Public Health Studies majors, and incoming Freshman only. Your enrollment may be withdrawn at the discretion of the instructor if you don't meet one of those criteria.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Bulzacchelli, Maria Theresa
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: TTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM, T 4:30PM - 5:20PM
Status: Waitlist Only

AS.230.150 - Issues in International Development

This course will provide an undergraduate level introduction to the study and practice, as well as the successes and failures, of international development. Students will be introduced to the various theoretical frameworks used to explain underdevelopment. Students will also explore the practice of development since the 1950s by examining specific strategies employed in Latin America, South Asia, East Asia, and Africa. Using a variety of country-specific case studies, students will have the opportunity to apply the theoretical and practical frameworks learned in the class to assess the successes and failures of real-life cases.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Levien, Michael
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: MW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AM
Status: Waitlist Only

AS.280.345 - Public Health Biostatistics

Using problem-based learning focusing on public health topics, students learn to describe & summarize data, make inferences regarding population parameters, & test hypotheses. Recommended Course Background: Four years of high school math.

Credits: 4.00
Instructor: Jager, Leah Ruth, Taub, Margaret Anne
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: MW 3:00PM - 4:15PM, F 2:00PM - 2:50PM
Status: Waitlist Only

AS.280.511 - Research for Juniors/Seniors in Public Health

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Henry, Katherine Rose
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Canceled

AS.280.501 - Internship-Public Health

Permission Required. Public Health majors only

Credits: 1.00
Instructor: Henry, Katherine Rose
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Approval Required

AS.280.507 - Independent Study-PH

Public Health majors only. Permission Required.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Foster, Laura
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open

AS.230.150 - Issues in International Development

This course will provide an undergraduate level introduction to the study and practice, as well as the successes and failures, of international development. Students will be introduced to the various theoretical frameworks used to explain underdevelopment. Students will also explore the practice of development since the 1950s by examining specific strategies employed in Latin America, South Asia, East Asia, and Africa. Using a variety of country-specific case studies, students will have the opportunity to apply the theoretical and practical frameworks learned in the class to assess the successes and failures of real-life cases.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Levien, Michael
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: MW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AM
Status: Waitlist Only

AS.280.505 - Research in Public Health

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Foster, Laura
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open

AS.280.511 - Research for Juniors/Seniors in Public Health

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Foster, Laura
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Canceled

AS.280.505 - Research in Public Health

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Bulzacchelli, Maria Theresa
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open