About The Course
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Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for INTRODUCTION TO THE BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES (260.600.01), a course offered by the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Course Description

This two-week concentrated course, offered immediately prior to the first term for incoming students without adequate background or experience in the biomedical sciences, presents basic anatomy and physiology through a group learning process that utilizes selected reading assignments, explicit objectives, active group interaction reinforced by preceptors, and short objective tests with immediate feedback. Lectures focus on basic biologic principles relevant to the health of human populations.

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Course Learning Objectives

1. Utilize the language of biomedical sciences. 2. Understand the structure and function of the major organ systems of the human body. 3. Discuss examples in which the knowledge gained by the above objectives has been applied to the study of specific public health problems. 4. Consult a reference book on human anatomy and physiology. 5. Realize the importance of working together as multidisciplinary public health team. 6. Understand the culture of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 7. Develop a network of fellow students, faculty, and professional colleagues.

Course Time

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri   9:00 AM to 5:00 PM


Restricted to full-time masters and doctoral students registered for first term

Intended Audience

Recommended for students who do not have a traditional academic background in the biologic sciences.

Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on short quizzes, class participation, and a two part final exam. All grades are pass or fail.

Grading Restrictions: Pass and Fail

Administrative Contact

Noel Rose
E-mail: nrrose@jhsph.edu