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ANTHROPOLOGY

Discover Hopkins: Medicine, Sports, and Culture (Montgomery County Campus)

This course examines how medicine is practiced in different cultures around the world. In particular, we draw on theories and concepts from medical anthropology to study how these differences reveal alternative perspectives on the body, its health and its capabilities. To sharpen our inquiries into cultural differences surrounding bodily health, we look comparatively at the anthropology of sports and bodily performance. In looking at how concepts including illness, wellness, and injury differ across cultures, we consider, for example, how the bodily experience of pain not only varies according to societal beliefs and behaviors, but also changes as one pursues the limits of athletic performance. In addition to introducing how cultural anthropology engages with medicine and sports performance, this course enriches scientific interest in medicine by teaching students techniques of critical reasoning that powerfully investigate both how medicine is practiced and the cultural phenomenon of * Prerequisites: None

Course Number: AS.070.297.52

Term: Discover Hopkins II

Dates: July 10 - July 21

Instructor: Thomas Thornton

Campus: Montgomery/Rockville Campus

Credits: 1

Days & Times:

M - 9:30-4:30pm

T - 9:30-4:30pm

W - 9:30-4:30pm

R - 9:30-4:30pm

F - 9:30-4:30pm

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INTERDEPARTMENTAL

Discover Hopkins Medical School Intensive ( Montgomery County Campus)

The 2-week commuter program at Montgomery County Campus is designed to engage bright high school students who are interested in medicine. Taught and guided by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine faculty and postdoctoral fellows, students will learn basic knowledge and techniques related to surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics, emergency medicine, and biomedical science by participating in interactive lectures and labs, experiencing hands-on medical trainings at Johns Hopkins Medical Simulation Center, interviewing and networking with diverse medical professionals, and visiting the world-renowned hospital.

Course Number: AS.360.163.42

Term: Discover Hopkins I

Dates: June 26 - July 7

Instructor: Yuejin Li

Campus: Montgomery/Rockville Campus

Credits: 1

Days & Times:

M - 9:30-4:30pm

T - 9:30-4:30pm

W - 9:30-4:30pm

R - 9:30-4:30pm

F - 9:30-4:30pm

Mini-Term: College Writing Workshop (Montgomery County)

This workshop, at our MCC campus, will cover the fundamentals of expository writing in order to prepare students for college-level assignments. This will not be a lecture course; rather, students will engage in writing and editing exercises that will allow them to accumulate hands-on practice in each of the writing skills discussed. Students will learn to develop argumentative thesis statements that align with strong topic sentences, incorporate quotes and evidence smoothly and with sophistication, engage in a thorough outlining process that will eliminate "writer's block," and revise with attention to both concepts and mechanics. Students will leave the workshop with a new understanding of the practical, step-by-step process that can be used to write any college-level expository essay--and used to make writing a manageable, enjoyable experience!

Course Number: AS.360.190.74

Term: Mini-Term I

Dates: June 25 - July 8

Instructor: Marina Ruben

Campus: Montgomery/Rockville Campus

Credits: 1

Days & Times:

M - 9:30-11:30am

T - 9:30-11:30am

W - 9:30-11:30am

R - 9:30-11:30am

F - 9:30-11:30am

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PUBLIC HEALTH STUDIES

Mini-Term: Applications of Precision Medicine in Public Health

This course will (1) introduce students to principles of precision medicine (PM) across the care continuum and (2) engage students to think critically about how PM will change the medical and public health landscape. Students will learn about the PM initiative and current examples of PM in disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment and surveillance. Students will -identify challenges of incorporating PM into our health care systems and discuss strategies to reduce such challenges. * Prerequisites: None

Course Number: AS.280.232.78

Term: Non-Homewood 2-week, Term 3

Dates: July 24 - August 4

Instructor: Megan Roberts & Tamara Litwin

Campus: Montgomery/Rockville Campus

Credits: 1

Days & Times:

M - 830-945am

T - 830-945am

W - 830-945am

R - 830-945am

F - 830-945am

Mini-Term: Cancer Related Health Behaviors and Disparities

This course will explore behaviors related to cancer prevention and control. Students will gain a basic understanding of cancer etiology and descriptive epidemiology. Additional topics will include primary and secondary cancer prevention strategies, drawing from recent research, including studies currently being conducted at the National Cancer Institute. Students will also learn about disparities in cancer prevention behaviors. Multiple learning formats will promote student learning and introduce different tools for behavioral cancer prevention research. * Prerequisites: N/A

Course Number: AS.280.233.79

Term: Non-Homewood 2-week, Term 3

Dates: July 24 - August 4

Instructor: Minal Patel & Melinda Krakow

Campus: Montgomery/Rockville Campus

Credits: 1

Days & Times:

M - 10:30 am-1:00pm

T - 10:30 am-1:00pm

F - 10:30 am-1:00pm

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