Fall Institute Curriculum
Courses in the Fall Institute are taught by distinguished faculty whose research and practice contribute new knowledge on a wide range of public health, health and social policy and health care issues, and who work with public health and health care leaders at local, national and international levels. The Institute is a unique opportunity to learn with colleagues and others how to apply theory to real-world situations. The flexibility of the Institute’s curriculum allows participants to choose courses across a broad array of offerings, selecting courses that best meet individual educational and professional goals.
The Fall Institute provides the same academically rigorous courses offered during the traditional academic year at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School’s main campus in Baltimore, but compressed into a shorter period of time. To take full advantage of this learning opportunity, Fall Institute participants receive and read materials prior to the beginning of the course sessions, allowing for immediate and intensive in-class discussion and application of concepts to real-world examples.
The Fall Institute also offers intensive one-day workshops, delivered by members of the Barcelona Public Health Agency (ASPB) alongside consultant professors from the John Hopkins University. These workshops focus on current pressing issues in public health, offering professionals from the ASPB and invited institutions the opportunity to develop strategies and action plans for tackling these challenges.
All instruction is in English (except for specific workshops as noted); students choosing to take a course for Johns Hopkins academic credit must hold a bachelor’s degree.
Certificate of Participation
A certificate of participation will be issued to all who attend the Johns Hopkins Fall Institute under a scholarship or not-for-credit registration. Participants are expected to attend all sessions for the course(s) they are registered for and are expected to complete all pre-course readings, assignments, and exercises as assigned by the course instructor in order to receive the certificate. BSPH transcripts are not issued for scholarship and not-for-BSPH credit participants.
Students who take courses for BSPH graduate academic credit will be required to complete all pre-course readings, assignments, and exercises, as well as a final paper or exam as assigned by the instructor, due by the last day of the BSPH academic term unless otherwise noted. Grades for BSPH academic credit participants will be recorded on an official transcript. Students must select a course status at the time of registration and may not retroactively opt for academic status after the conclusion of a course.
Students who take courses for University Pompeu Fabra graduate academic credit will be required to complete all pre-course readings, assignments, and exercises, as well as a final paper or exam as assigned by the instructor, due by the last day of the BSPH academic term unless otherwise noted.
For each course, instructors prepare a packet of reading material that all participants are required to read prior to the start of class. Upon registration confirmation, participants will receive directions for accessing these materials. Participants are encouraged to register early so they have adequate time to obtain the materials and complete the assigned readings and recordings before classes begin. It is each participant’s responsibility to ensure that they have accessed course materials and completed assignments as directed prior to the start of the course.