Public Health Practice 101 OpenCourseWare: Undergraduate Free Online Course by Johns Hopkins University on the Study of Public Health Terms and Concepts

Published Dec 19, 2008

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Grasp the essentials of public health practice through this free OpenCourseWare offered through Johns Hopkins University. 'Public Health Practice 101' introduces students to the purpose of public health practices and the responsibilities of those who hold public health positions. This course has no prior requirements and will be of most interest to those considering a career in public health or those pursuing an undergraduate degree in a public health field.

Public Health Practice 101: Course Specifics

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Public Health Practice 101: Course Description

The role of public health workers is more than just observing and treating illness, but in establishing new methods for treatment with the help of labs and experiments to observe the effectiveness of different treatments. This course covers topics like careers in public health, the responsibilities of public health workers and the purpose of public health. This free OpenCourseWare, presented by Johns Hopkins University's School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland, introduces students to prevention and treatment methods for a variety of diseases, as well as the functions and responsibilities of public health professional. Students also learn about the role and responsibilities of public health workers on a global scale. Johns Hopkins University professor, Henry G. Taylor, M.D., M.P.H., introduces students to the basics of disease prevention, the core tenets of the public health profession and the career options of public health care professionals.

Study materials, including lectures and notes, for this course are available for free online. To take this course, visit the public health practice course page .

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