About The Course
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Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS (180.670.01), a course offered by the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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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.

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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

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Course Time

Tue Thu   9:00 AM to 10:20 AM

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Intended Audience

students interested in preparedness.

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Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: Final paper.

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

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Administrative Contact

Dan Barnett
E-mail: dbarnett@jhsph.edu

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