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Term: 1st term
Credits: 4 credits
Contact: Noel Rose
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructors:

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.

Learning Objective(s):

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.

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on short quizzes, class participation, and a two part final exam. All grades are pass or fail.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday 9:00 - 5:00
  • Tuesday 9:00 - 5:00
  • Wednesday 9:00 - 5:00
  • Thursday 9:00 - 5:00
  • Friday 9:00 - 5:00
Enrollment Minimum: 15
Instructor Consent: No consent required

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

Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Pass/Fail
Special Comments: Scheduled the last two weeks before August orientation activities. Registrants must indicate this course on their FIRST term registrations, NOT their summer registrations.