About The Course
Welcome Message

Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS (180.670.98), a course offered by the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Course Description

Provides an introduction to public health emergency preparedness, including natural disasters, unintended human acts, terrorism, and emerging threats such as a pandemic. Focuses on the critical issues facing public health professionals and policy makers.

Course Learning Objectives

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the main public health activities in preparing for and responding to public health emergencies
  • Identify chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive terrorist weapons
  • Describe the roles of public health agencies in emergencies, and interactions with public safety and other agencies
  • Describe the consequences of recent disasters

Course Time

Wed Thu Fri   8:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Course Faculty
Intended Audience

part-time MPH and other students interested in preparedness attending courses in Barcelona.

Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: class participation and a final paper.

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

Administrative Contact

Judy Holzer
E-mail: jholzer@jhsph.edu
Pamela Davis
E-mail: pdavis@jhsph.edu