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John Hopkins have uploaded a large amount of material to their opencourseware pages.

The Dean's Lecture Series features faculty recently promoted to Professor addresses challenging public health issues of the day. Video lectures include: The impact of Primary Care on Population Health (Leiyu Shi), How Risky is Breathing? (Francesca Dominici), Sexual Health and Human Rights (Chris Beyrer), Evaluating therapies in observational Studies : HAART to Heart lessons in HIV/ AIDS (Stephen Gange), Culture, Polotics and Communiy: Living Public Health in Nigeria (William Brieger). Level- intermediate

Ethics in Public Health- this gives a number of example cases of ethical dilemas in public health that can be debated in small groups. Good practical learning excercises. Can be downloaded.

Cases include:

Case 2: The "3 by 5" Problem
Case 3: State MCHP Policy
Case 4: Obesity and "Fat Taxes"
Case 5: Pandemic Flu in the U.S. - Ethics and the Allocation of a Scarce Vaccine
Case 6: The Use of Cost-Effectiveness in Priority Setting
Case 7: Priority Setting and the Global Burden of Disease
Case 8: Reducing the Burden of Infant Mortality

Level- intermediate

Ethics of Human Subject Research (* also add to research methods bit) - contains a series of pdf lecture slides. The lack of audio limits their useability as a stand alone resources. Topics include: Introduction to Ethical Analysis, Cases and Codes, Assessment of Risks and Benefits, Respect for Persons and Informed Consent, Informed Consent and Cultural Relativism, Introduction to Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), Protection and Access, Justice in Research Ethics: International Issues, Research Ethics and Human Rights, Coercion and Undue Inducement in Research: Money and Other Offers. Level- intermediate

Fundementals of Epidemiology I and II  introduce the basic concepts of epidemiology and biostatistics as applied to public health problems through a series of lecture materials including pdf format slides  (series I) (series 2) (no audio). ** also copy to research pages

Module 1: Roles of Quantitative Methods in Public Health
Lecture 1: Biostatistics and Epidemiology within the Paradigm of Public Health (Diener-West)
Lecture 2: Epidemiologic Investigation (Kanchanaraksa)
Lecture 3: Exploratory Data Analysis (Diener-West)
Lecture 4: Tables and Graphs (Diener-West)

Module 2: Quantifying and Comparing Public Health Measures
Lecture 5: Summary Measures [Ratio, Proportion, Rate] (Diener-West)
Lecture 6: Indices of Morbidity and Mortality (Kanchanaraksa)
Lecture 7: Direct and Indirect Methods of Adjustment (Diener-West)
Module 3: Quantifying the Natural History of Disease
Lecture 8: Life Tables (Diener-West)
Lecture 9: Measures of Prognosis (Diener-West, Kanchanaraksa)

Module 4: Probability Concepts and their Use in Evaluation of Diagnostic and  Lecture 10: Probability Concepts (Diener-West)
Lecture 11: Evaluation of Diagnostic and Screening Tests: Validity and Reliability (Kanchanaraksa)

Lecture 12: Randomized Clinical Trials (Kanchanaraksa)
Lecture 13: Cohort Studies (Kanchanaraksa)
Lecture 14: Case-Control Studies (Kanchanaraksa)
Lecture 15: Cross-Sectional Studies (Kanchanaraksa)
Lecture 16: Measures of Association (Kanchanaraksa)
Lecture 17: Use of the Chi-Square Statistic (Diener-West)
Lecture 18: Bias and Confounding (Kanchanaraksa)

Lecture 19: Causal Association (Kanchanaraksa)
Lecture 20: Interaction (Kanchanaraksa)
Lecture 21: Epidemiologic Methods for Evaluating Health Services (Crum) - Not currently available
Lecture 22: Epidemiologic Methods for Evaluating Screening Programs (Crum) - Not currently available
 Lecture 23: Assessing the Roles of Genetic and Environmental Factors in Disease Causation (Coresh) - Not currently available
Lecture 24: Epidemiology and Policy (Ibrahim) 

History of Public Health- exaimines historical experiences of health and illness from a population perspective. A series of mp3 (audio only) lectures , namely : Introduction, Quarantine, The Sanitary Idea, Surveillance- The World of Work, Education and Mothering, Body Spaces: From inoculation to Immunization, Professionalization and Expertise. Level- intermediate

Principles of Drug Development- Presents principles underlying preclinical and clinical development of new therapeutic drugs and procedures. Includes lecture materials- pdf format slides (no audio). Level- intermediate

*also add to research pages/ ?prescribing

Problem solving for Immunisation Programs- This material will cover immunization basics and survey the public health, sociological, and economic literature, identifying and analyzing common problems using a standard problem-solving approach. Includes lecture materials- pdf format slides with no audio. Level- intermediate

Psychiatric Epidemiology- reviews descriptive and analytic epidemiology for major mental disorders of childhood, adulthood and late adult life. Includes lecture materials- pdf format slides with no audio. Level- intermediate

Public Health Biology- Offers an integrative molecular and biological perspective on public health problems. Includes lecture materials- pdf format slides with no audio. Level - intermediate to advanced

Public Health Practice 101-A series of presentations developed to introduce health department employees to the basic terms and concepts that they are likely to encounter in the field. Includes lecture materials- pdf format slides with no audio. Level- basic/ introductory

Qualitative Data Analysis- This course emphasizes the analysis of ethnographic and other forms of qualitative data in public health research. Includes lecture materials- pdf format slides with no audio. Level- intermediate to advanced

Training Methods and Continuing Eductaion for Health Workers- Participants will be guided through the steps of planning training and continuing education activities for a range of health workers from managers to village volunteers. Includes lecture materials- pdf format slides with no audio. Level- basic / introductory ** add to education/ training too

STI Prevention: Using epidemiology to Inform Policy and Program Lecture materials (16 lectures)- mainly colourful pdf slides. No audio. Level- intermediate. Link to infectious disease pages for more info. ** add link

The Basics

Lecture 1: Introduction to the Course: Housekeeping and How We Use Public Health (Althoff, Hogan, Schumacher)

Lecture 2: Epidemiologic Basis of STD Control: Introduction and STD Surveillance (Zenilman)

Lecture 3: STD Control: Introduction to Mathematical Models and STDs (Zenilman)

Lecture 4: Introduction to STI Policy and Programming (Hogan, Althoff, Schumacher)

STI Specific Epidemiology

Lecture 5: Gonorrhea and Chlamydia (Ghanem)

Lecture 6: Vaginitis and PID (Zenilman, Ghanem)

Lecture 7: Syphilis (Rompalo)

Lecture 8: Update on Genital Herpes (Rompalo)

Lecture 9: Genital Human Papillomavirus (Gravitt)

Lecture 10: HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections (Erbelding)

Lecture 11: STD Diagnostic Tests (Gaydos)

STI Policy and Program in Various Contexts

Lecture 12: Epidemiologic Basis for STI Policy and Programming: Interventions (Zenilman)

Lecture 13: STDs in the International Setting (Gray)

Lecture 14: Behavioral Interventions (Celentano)

Lecture 15: Adolescents and STIs (Ellen)

Summary: Development of STI Policy and Program

Lecture 16: Epidemiologic Basis for STI Policy and Programming: Development of Policy and Programming (Zenilman)

Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases Lecture materials- mainly colourful pdf slides. No audio. Level- intermediate

Lecture 1: Introduction to Infectious Disease Epidemiology (Nelson)

Lecture 2: Overview of Microbiology (Dick)

Lecture 3: The Molecular Epidemiology of Infectious Disease (Bishai)

Lecture 4: Modeling of Infectious Disease (Aron)

Lecture 5: Case-Control Studies (Nelson)

Lecture 6: Vaccines - Impact, Questions, and Challenges (Halsey)

Lecture 7: Measles (Moss)

Lecture 8: Disease Eradication (Nelson)

Lecture 9: Beyond Osler: The Past, Present, and Future of Infection Control (Perl)This lecture is not currently available.

Lecture 10: Nutrition & Infection in the Developing World (West)

Lecture 11: Epidemiology of Diarrheal Diseases (Black)

Lecture 12: TB Epidemiology (Chaisson)

Lecture 13: Influenza: Virus and Disease, Epidemics and Pandemics (Steinhoff)

Lecture 14: CNS Viral Infections (Johnson)

Lecture 15: Lyme Disease and Its Epidemiology (Griffin)

Lecture 16: Meningococcal Disease: Global Problem, Local Solutions (Steinhoff)

Lecture 17: Epidemiology and Control of Malaria (Morrow)

Lecture 18: STD Epidemiology (Zenilman)

Lecture 19: The Epidemiology of Hepatitis B and A Infections (Nelson)

Lecture 20: Hepatitis C and E (Nelson)



The University of California has a series of recorded (video/audio) lectures as part of their opencourseware material including:

California Department of Public Health and Pandemics: All Hands on Deck! (Mark Horton)(77 mins) A lecture discussing H1N1 effects in California and discussion. Level- intermediate

Cholera, Canker Rash and Consumption: historical epidemiology and nosology in Massachusetts, 1850-1920 (Alan C Swedlund) (60 mins). Level- intermediate 

Health Disparities and the Healthy Cities Program (America Bracho) (78mins). Level- basic/ introductory

Health Disparities and the Healthy Cities Program - Presentation Slides

Health Under Siege: The Gaza Model (Ahmed Ibrahim) (61 mins) based on interviews with Gaza minister of health and interviews in Gaza. Level- basic to intermediate

Homelessness and Public Health in Orange County (Eric Handler and Paul Leon) (66 mins). Lecture and question and answer session. Level- basic to intermediate

Leadership, Regulatory Agencies and Public Health (Alonza Cruse) (83mins) Focuses on issue in California/ U.S- less useful in other countries. Level- basic 

Post-Conflict Reconstruction: Global Health Concerns and Issues (Candace Chandra) (69mins) focuses on emerging trends in post-conflict global health, as well as provide lessons learned from post-conflict reconstruction projects in which the presenter was directly involved. Level- basic to intermediate

Public Health Emergencies: The Common Thread  (Dr Fred Burkle)(81mins) Discusses health emergencies and disasters and the public health response. Level- basic to intermediate

Rural Hypertension in China (Robert Detrano) (68mins) Discusses the China- California Heart Watch Programme and the growing rates of high blood pressure and heart disease. Level- basic to intermediate

Stress and Health Disparities (Eric G Walsh) (62 mins) Discusses new models relating stress to health and how this might be used in the development of future research on allostatic load and health disparities. Level- intermediate



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