Global Tobacco Control OpenCourseWare: Free Online Undergraduate Level Public Policy Course by Johns Hopkins University

Published Jan 27, 2009

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If you're interested in tobacco use and its public health implications, then 'Global Tobacco Control' is the course for you. This free OpenCourseWare offered by Johns Hopkins University touches on hard-hitting issues concerning tobacco control, such as public health policy and devising transnational tobacco control strategies. This undergraduate-level class is geared towards students studying Public Health, Epidemiology or anyone who would like to learn more about methods of tobacco control around the world.

Global Tobacco Control: Course Specifics

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Global Tobacco Control: Course Details

'Global Tobacco Control,' taught by Professors Frances Stillman, Jonathan Samet and Heather Wipfli, is a free OpenCourseWare class offered by Johns Hopkins University. The course focuses on the production and use of tobacco around the world, and how tobacco affects the public and economic health of different countries. Online lecture notes cover a range of topics, including a history of tobacco use, public health policy and a discussion of today's tobacco industry. Students will learn about various methods of controlling tobacco use, the health ramifications of second-hand smoke and the marketing strategies used by tobacco companies. Students who complete this course will be able to discuss the health and economic ramifications of tobacco use in an international context. This undergraduate-level course would be of particular interest to students studying Public Health or Epidemiology, but is also accessible to anyone who wants to learn more about tobacco and its impact on various aspects of society.

A syllabus, course schedule, 11 sets of lecture notes and a comprehensive bibliography are the materials included in this free online class. To learn more, visit the global tobacco policy course page.

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