Tropical Environmental Health OpenCourseWare: Free Undergraduate Course by Johns Hopkins University on the Study of Sanitation Issues in Developing Countries

Published Jan 28, 2009

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The Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University has an OpenCourseWare class called 'Tropical Environmental Health' available to interested students. The public health class covers how improvements can be made to water and sanitation systems in developing tropical countries.

Tropical Environmental Health: Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Undergraduate Yes No No Yes

Lectures/Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
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Tropical Environmental Health: Course Description

Associate Professor Clive Shiff has prepared this Environmental Health Sciences course. As a member of the Microbiology and Immunology Department, Shiff explores major causes of problems in sanitation, which affect disease and water quality. Other topics include how the outreach of support to find clean water in the 1980s helped the problems and how demand has still not been met. Discussions include how technology can assist in finding cleaner water and better sanitation solutions. The class studies low cost, village-based solutions and their implementation. In addition, students develop their own solutions to water and sanitation problems. Lectures constitute the bulk of class time.

Materials included in the OpenCourseWare are lecture slides and essay guidelines; information on where to obtain the course pack of class readings is also included. If you're interested in finding out more, visit the tropical sanitation course page.

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