Johns Hopkins Summer Courses on TB Control
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics provides an opportunity for public health professionals to continue their training in public health and develop mastery in the competencies of the field. We would be most grateful if you would share information about our summer program in epidemiology and biostatistics with colleagues.
In 2015, JHSPH will offer three intensive courses on tuberculosis control:
- Epidemiologic Basis for Tuberculosis Control, June 2 – June 12, 2015. ONLINE COURSE
Originally developed by Dr. George Comstock, this course covers the history of the epidemic, the devastating consequences of high HIV prevalence in areas with endemic TB infection, and the emergence of new forms of drug-resistant TB.
- Public Health Dimensions of Global Tuberculosis Control: New Tools and Interventions June 22 - 26, 2015
- Advanced Issues in Global Tuberculosis Control: Achieving Impact
June 29 - July 3, 2015
Dr. Jaap Broekmans, Chair, WHO Global Task Force on TB Impact Measurement, will teach these two high level courses that examine the role of new TB tools and evidence-based interventions, and their epidemiological impact on TB control efforts in in both high burden and industrialized countries. Taught on-site at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Other methods courses include Principles of Epidemiology, Health Survey Research Methods, Investigation of Outbreaks, Health Situation Analysis and Public Health Surveillance. Courses are offered in one, two or three-week formats, as one-day workshops and online. Participants may register for professional development, to enhance current skills, or for academic credit for those interested in applying the course work towards a degree program. Housing is available through the program.
Participants of the Summer Institute have the opportunity to complete the new Certificate in Epidemiology for Public Health Professionals. Developed by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Department of Epidemiology, the stand-alone post-baccalaureate certificate is designed to expand the knowledge of public health professionals in epidemiologic concepts and measures to develop appropriate public health action.
The Summer Institute web site, www.jhsph.edu/summerepi, has information on courses, tuition and housing.