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Course/Section Numbers Explained

Primary Section Numbers Used During Regular Terms

This table aims to provide an abbreviated listing of the most common section numbers used during regular BSPH terms, with information for students and faculty about which type of section number might work best for their needs. 

Section

Number

Modality

Synchronous or

Asynchronous

Notes
.01 Onsite Synchronous Traditional onsite courses
.60

Onsite and Virtual 

(labeled as "blended")

Combination Each student participates in some activities onsite and other activities (e.g., listening to lectures) asynchronously online.
.41

Virtual 

(part of a "hybrid course")

Either, but mostly synchronous: paired with either a .01 onsite or .60 blended course

Offered only in combination with a .01 or .60 course; together it forms a “hybrid” course. 

 Each student participates EITHER online or onsite, and registers for the appropriate section (e.g., .01 or .41)

 Great option for courses with students from both onsite and online programs, and/or programs that want to give their students flexibility about whether or not they need to come to campus.

.71 Virtual Mostly synchronous

These are the classes that began being taught over Zoom during the pandemic.

 Best for courses that are best taught synchronously, to students in online programs or with other constraints such that the students in the program cannot come to campus.  However, because they are synchronous they may not work well for part-time students working full-time.

.81/.86 Virtual Mostly asynchronous

These are traditional online courses, which are developed in collaboration with BSPH Center for Teaching and Learning, designed for asynchronous online instruction, and meet all accessibility standards.  These may have varying numbers of LiveTalks offered synchronously—many in the evening.

Best for courses that can be taught well asynchronously, and/or for students in part-time online programs who desire a lot of schedule flexibility and no onsite time.

Course Numbers

Course Number
(first 3 digits)
Department
120 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
140 Biostatistics
390 Clinical Investigation
180 - 189 Environmental Health and Engineering
340 Epidemiology
550 - 551 Extradepartmental
552 CEPH Cells to Society and Leadership
410 Health, Behavior and Society
415 Genetic Counseling
300 - 319 Health Policy and Management
220 - 229 International Health
330 Mental Health
260 Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
380 Population, Family, and Reproductive Health
600-699 Online Programs for Applied Learning (OPAL)
700 Bioethics (Berman Institute)

Section Numbers

Section Number
(last 2 digits)
Course Type Location
01 Regular term, Regular cohort East Baltimore
02 Regular term, Regular cohort East Baltimore
11 Summer Institute East Baltimore
12 Summer Institute East Baltimore
13 Winter Institute East Baltimore
14 Winter Institute East Baltimore
17 Institute course during regular term East Baltimore
18 Summer Institute/Summer, International cohort East Baltimore
19 Special condensed, non-Institute East Baltimore
20 International cohort East Baltimore
41 Regular term, Regular cohort (offered with companion onsite section .01) Virtual/Synchronous
49 Summer Institute (offered with companion onsite section .11)  Virtual/Synchronous
51 Winter Institute Washington, DC
60 (62, 64) Regular Term, Regular Cohort (Blended) East Baltimore
61 Summer Institute (Blended) East Baltimore
63 Winter Institute (Blended) East Baltimore
67 Institute course during regular term (Blended) East Baltimore
71 Regular term, Regular cohort (offered as a stand alone course - no onsite companion)  Virtual
79 Summer Institute (offered as a stand alone course - no onsite companion)  Virtual
81 Regular cohort (fully online) Internet
82 Internet module Internet module
88 International cohort Internet
89 Summer Institute (fully online) Internet
91 U.S., not a Hopkins Facility New York
92 Bethesda, MD, not a Hopkins Facility NIH - Bethesda, MD
93 International, not a Hopkins Facility Beijing, China 
94 International, not a Hopkins Facility India
95 International, not a Hopkins Facility Hong Kong, China
96 International, not a Hopkins Facility Banff, Canada
97 International, not a Hopkins Facility Abu Dhabi
98 International, not a Hopkins Facility Barcelona, Spain

Last modified April 20, 2022