British Literature: Neoclassical and Romantic
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Inaugural Lecture Prof Nick Frost - Assessing Modern British Childhood: research, policy and practic
This lecture explored the contemporary policy agenda for children and young people living in England. The major focus of the lecture was on the relationship between the state and modern childhood. The lecture then moved on to examine the state of contemporary British childhood. A series of recent research and policy reports have suggested that British children inhabit a world that compares negatively to children in otherwise comparable societies. Childhood and youth are also a high profile and
Transforming Public Speaking Through an Emphasis on Civil Public Discourse
A professor investigates her teaching efficacy by tracking her students' development in a public speaking course.
Public Hygiene and Epidemiology
A framework of public hygiene and epidemiology is given. Human pathology related to water and sanitation is dealt with, as well as the relation between health and society and environment.
This course provides an outline to how a private company goes public through an Initial Public Offering or IPO. The course describes different phases and critical issues that a company must address for a successful IPO. Several supplemental materials are posted for this course - Plain English Handbook from the SEC, Prospectus Example, and other materials. Course Level: Beginner to Intermediate - No prior knowledge is required to complete this course. Recommended for 2.0 hours of CPE. Course Meth
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: The History of Public Health
This Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) course about the history of public health is offered free to the Internet public through the JHSPH OpenCourseWare program. The course (taught by Graham Mooney during the spring semester of 2005) examines "the historical experience of health and illness from a population perspective." The site provides a brief description of the course, a downloadable reading list, and lecture notes available in MP3 format. Lecture headings include Quar
Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health
The course is designed to help students develop basic literacy regarding social concepts and processes that influence health status and public health interventions. The course also hopes to help students develop insight into populations with whom they have worked in the past or will work in the future, and to develop one kind of effective writing tool (the narrative) for communicating about psychosocial issues in public health. These overall aims are approached through lectures, discussion, read
Public Health Biology
Offers an integrative molecular and biological perspective on public health problems. Explores population biology and ecological principles underlying public health and reviews molecular biology in relation to public health biology. Modules focus on specific diseases of viral, bacterial, and environmental origin. Uses specific examples of each type to develop the general principles that govern interactions among susceptible organisms and etiologic agents. Devotes special attention to factors tha
Population Change and Public Health
This course introduces the basic elements of population studies, including: population size, composition, and distribution, and the causes and consequences of changes in these characteristics. An overview of demographic processes and measures used to assess them is presented. The course also focuses on reproductive health issues important in the context of Sub-Saharan Africa. The impact of population policies and programs on population change will be analyzed for different countries. Current iss
Personal Preparedness Planning For Public Health Workers
Public health workers need to understand and implement basic concepts of personal preparedness planning so that they can function effectively as public health emergency responders in a post-9/11 world. These basic preparedness strategies can be applied to meet a broad range of public health emergency response challenges, including - but not limited to - acts of terrorism. Personal Preparedness Planning provides a practical introduction to these concepts that is tailored to the needs of public he
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Faculty Interviews
In these interviews, JHSPH faculty deliver expert insight into some of the most important public health challenges facing the world today.
Impact of Pandemic Influenza on Public Health
This training examines the path of the avian influenza and examines how it could impact world health.
Fundamentals of Oncology for Public Health Practitioners
Lectures by current practitioners of cancer prevention control in clinical oncology cover the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention/screening measures used for cancers such as lung, breast, prostate, colon/rectal, etc.
Ethical Issues in Public Health
Lectures and small group discussions focus on ethical theory and current ethical issues in public health and health policy, including resource allocation, the use of summary measures of health, the right to health care, and conflicts between autonomy and health promotion efforts. Student evaluation based on class participation, a group project, and a paper evaluating ethical issues in the student's area of public health specialization.
Negotiation and Dispute Resolution in the Public Sector, Spring 2005
Investigates social conflict and distributional disputes in the public sector. While theoretical aspects of conflict are considered, focus is on the practice of dispute resolution. Comparisons between unassisted and assisted negotiation are reviewed along with the techniques of facilitation, negotiation, and nonbinding arbitration.
Gender and Race, Work, and Public Policy, Spring 2005
Women workers rarely appear in labor market theory. When they do, they are represented as a separate category, determined by biological differences and their family responsibilities. Subject examines the status of working women under a variety of governmental policies and labor conditions. First part is a survey of key debates on sex and gender differences in employment and wages. Using the changing structure of the US labor force as an example, second part examines attempted policy responses to
Introduction to Computers in Public Management II, January (IAP) 2002
Second of two modules facilitating a basic understanding of computing in planning and public management. Students develop problem-solving skills using computer-based tools for ``what-if'' analyses. Emphasis on spatial analysis using geographic information systems and database query tools.
Law, Social Movements, and Public Policy: Comparative and International Experience, Fall 2002
Examines the role that courts and grassroots groups play in shaping public policy, at the global level and in selected countries. Primary focus on the impact of the relationship between courts and grassroots activism, on current issues like trade, environmental regulation, and human rights enforcement. In addition to recent international public policy institutional processes including the World Trade Organization and the World Bank, case studies from key countries like the US and India are exami
Poverty, Public Policy and Controversy, Fall 2003
Much social controversy in the 1990s has been concerned with how society should respond to poverty, and the related issues of welfare, out of wedlock births, homelessness, crime, and drugs. This course investigates how particular societal responses are a function of the values, political and policy issues, as well as social science findings that are brought to these controversies. The course will examine both what we know about poverty and related behaviors from social science research and how t
Resolving Public Disputes, Spring 2005
Introduction to the theoretical and practical sides of public policy controversies and their resolution. Offers a multidisciplinary perspective on a wide range of difficult public policy disputes including racial and ethnic conflict, resource management disputes, and science-intensive policy disagreements such as those surrounding the disposal of nuclear waste, the nature of the risks associated with resource recovery plants, and the cultural impacts of hydroelectric development. Simulations, ca