Lessons Learned in 1918 Pandemic Flu
- Describe the historical, public health, and statistical features of the 1918 influenza pandemic
- Describe current efforts towards influenza preparedness
- Engage in professional written and oral communications with experts to elicit useful information
- Link possible policy options to current influenza threats and public health preparedness
- Describe the role scientists from Johns Hopkins University played in changing our approach to infectious diseases
- Explain the social, political and economic determinants of health and how they contribute to population health and health inequities.
- 10% Participation
- 50% In-class Exercises
- 40% Quizzes
As part of this course, students will be expected to craft a professional email to a current professional who might have some relevant responsibility in the event of a modern pandemic influenza (for example, scientist, public health official, mortuary services). They will send that email, schedule an interview, develop interview questions, conduct and write up the interview, and submit their report. This assignment will aim to teach professional skills as well as increase knowledge of important public health roles.