CB 399: Public Health 101 Nanocourse Spring 2015

Public Health 101 Nanocourse 

Course Director: Dr. Eric Rubin
Course Instructors: Morteza Asgarzadeh, Courtney Carignan, Catherine Kreatsoulas, Jin Lee, Christian Suharlim

Curriculum Fellow: Zofia Gajdos, Zofia_Gajdos@hms.harvard.edu

Graduate students and postdocs at HSPH and elsewhere at Harvard have had limited opportunities outside of traditional coursework to gain a basic understanding of the multidisciplinary areas of study within public health and the roles they each play in improving health. To provide a succinct overview and introduction to the field of public health, we have developed the “Public Health 101” nanocourse. The nanocourse will give an overview of the five core areas of public health (epidemiology, biostatistics, social and behavioral sciences, environmental health, and health policy and management). Attendees will learn about various epidemiologic study designs (epidemiology and biostatistics), calamities, chemicals in consumer care products, and gene-environment interactions (environmental health), safety climate research (social and behavioral sciences), and health financing (health policy and management).

In the second session, attendees will use a case-based approach to integrate the skills and knowledge gained in the first session in the context of an exercise related to public policy.

Registration is not required to attend session 1, but we are trying to get a sense of who our audience is in order to estimate attendance and appropriately target the level of the presentations. If you're interested in attending session 1, please fill out our informal pre-course survey here: http://goo.gl/kytKfY. If you are not a student and are interested in attending Day 2, please register here: http://goo.gl/forms/uD6ZuHSuzk.

(Please note: if you are unfamiliar with the nanocourse format, please see this page for more information about registration and credit.)

This course is a modified and updated version of the previous Public Health 101 nanocourse offered in October 2013.

Schedule:

First Session: Thursday, March 26, 2015, 1 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Goldenson Building, Room 122

Second Session: Thursday, April 2, 2015, 1 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: TMEC Building, Room 144

 

DROP DEADLINE: Tuesday, March 24, 2015

 

AUDITORS (Post-Docs, Faculty, or Staff) DO NOT NEED TO SIGN UP TO ATTEND THE 1st SESSION.  PLEASE DO NOT ENROLL.