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Critical Analysis of Popular Diets and Dietary Supplements
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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
Author:
Lawrence Cheskin
Date Added:
02/05/2020
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 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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Lecture
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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JHSPH OpenCourseWare
Author:
Bill Brieger
Date Added:
04/30/2008
Ethical Issues in Public Health
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Lectures and small group discussions focus on ethical theory and current ethical issues in public health and health policy, including resource allocation, the use of summary measures of health, the right to health care, and conflicts between autonomy and health promotion efforts. Student evaluation based on class participation, a group project, and a paper evaluating ethical issues in the student's area of public health specialization.

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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:
Faden, Ruth
Date Added:
10/29/2021
Food Production, Public Health, and the Environment
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This course provides an understanding of the complex and challenging public health issue of food security and in a world where one billion people are under-nourished while another billion are overweight. Explores the connections among diet, the current food and food animal production systems, the environment and public health, considering factors such as economics, population and equity. Case studies are used to examine these complex relationships and as well as alternative approaches to achieving both local and global food security and the important role public health can play. Guest lecturers include experts from a variety of disciplines and experiences.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Full Course
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Provider:
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Provider Set:
JHSPH OpenCourseWare
Author:
Bob Lawrence
Polly Walker
Date Added:
09/15/2010
Fundamentals of Oncology for Public Health Practitioners
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Lectures by current practitioners of cancer prevention control in clinical oncology cover the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention/screening measures used for cancers such as lung, breast, prostate, colon/rectal, etc.

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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
Provider Set:
JHSPH OpenCourseWare
Author:
Bruce Trock
Date Added:
10/29/2021
Impact of Pandemic Influenza on Public Health
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This training examines the path of the avian influenza and examines how it could impact world health.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Lecture Notes
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Provider:
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Provider Set:
JHSPH OpenCourseWare
Author:
Chotani,Rashid
Date Added:
10/29/2021
Integrating Social and Behavioral Theory into Public Health Part II: Mezzo/Micro-Level Theories
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This course builds upon knowledge of basic public health concepts and theory, showing how they are incorporated into intervention design and evaluation on an individual, group, community, and national scale. Using an ecologic framework and employing a variety of structural, health communication, and health education tools, applies theoretical perspectives from anthropology, geography, sociology, and psychology to health behavior interventions in paradigmatic settings (health services, communities, large populations). Uses a combination of lectures, reading, and small group exercises to demonstrate the dynamic relationship of theory and intervention. This second course of the two-course sequence concentrates on mezzo and micro-level theories of health behavior, provider-patient communication, and health literary.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Full Course
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Provider:
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Provider Set:
JHSPH OpenCourseWare
Author:
Larry Wissow
Date Added:
09/15/2010
Introduction to Health Policy
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Introduces the material covered in the Department of Health Policy and Management. Focuses on four substantive areas that form the analytic basis for many of the issues in Health Policy and Management. The areas are: (1) economics and financing, (2) need and demand, (3) politics/ethics/law, and (4) quality/effectiveness. Illustrates these issues using three specific policy issues: (1) injury, (2) medical care, and (3) public health preparedness.

Subject:
Social Science
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Full Course
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Provider:
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Provider Set:
JHSPH OpenCourseWare
Author:
Gerard Anderson
Date Added:
10/29/2021
Personal Preparedness Planning For Public Health Workers
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Public health workers need to understand and implement basic concepts of personal preparedness planning so that they can function effectively as public health emergency responders in a post-9/11 world. These basic preparedness strategies can be applied to meet a broad range of public health emergency response challenges, including - but not limited to - acts of terrorism. Personal Preparedness Planning provides a practical introduction to these concepts that is tailored to the needs of public health responders and their families.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Lecture Notes
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Provider:
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Provider Set:
JHSPH OpenCourseWare
Author:
Barnett, Daniel
Date Added:
10/29/2021
Population Change and Public Health
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This course introduces the basic elements of population studies, including: population size, composition, and distribution, and the causes and consequences of changes in these characteristics. An overview of demographic processes and measures used to assess them is presented. The course also focuses on reproductive health issues important in the context of Sub-Saharan Africa. The impact of population policies and programs on population change will be analyzed for different countries. Current issues and problems in program design, implementation, and evaluation will be outlined with the help of several case studies.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Case Study
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Provider:
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Provider Set:
JHSPH OpenCourseWare
Author:
Henry Mosley
Date Added:
10/29/2021
Public Health Biology
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Offers an integrative molecular and biological perspective on public health problems. Explores population biology and ecological principles underlying public health and reviews molecular biology in relation to public health biology. Modules focus on specific diseases of viral, bacterial, and environmental origin. Uses specific examples of each type to develop the general principles that govern interactions among susceptible organisms and etiologic agents. Devotes special attention to factors that act in reproduction and development. Places emphasis on common elements encountered in these modules. These may include origin and dissemination of drug resistance, organization and transmission of virulence determinants, modulation of immune responses, disruption of signal transduction pathways, and perturbation of gene expression. Also considers the role of the genetic constitution of the host.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Full Course
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Provider:
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Provider Set:
JHSPH OpenCourseWare
Author:
Glass, Gregory
Ketner, Gary
Krag, Sharon
Yager, James
Zirkin, Barry
Date Added:
10/29/2021
Public Health Practice 101
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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.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Provider Set:
JHSPH OpenCourseWare
Author:
Rachel T. Abraham,
Date Added:
10/29/2021
Public Health Toxicology
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This course examines basic concepts of environmental toxicology, including distribution, cellular penetration, metabolic conversion, and elimination of toxic agents, as well as the fundamental laws governing the interaction of foreign chemicals with biological systems. The course also focuses on the application of these concepts to the understanding and prevention of mortality and morbidity resulting from environmental exposure to toxic substances through a case study format.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Full Course
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Provider:
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Provider Set:
JHSPH OpenCourseWare
Author:
James Yager
Michael Trush
Date Added:
09/15/2008
Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health
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The course is designed to help students develop basic literacy regarding social concepts and processes that influence health status and public health interventions. The course also hopes to help students develop insight into populations with whom they have worked in the past or will work in the future, and to develop one kind of effective writing tool (the narrative) for communicating about psychosocial issues in public health. These overall aims are approached through lectures, discussion, readings, workshopping, individual compositions, and group discussion of student writings.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
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Full Course
Lecture Notes
Reading
Provider:
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Provider Set:
JHSPH OpenCourseWare
Author:
Wissow, Larry
Date Added:
10/29/2021