New Online Course Facilitates Undergraduate Public Health Instruction

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Navigate Public Health 101 Combines Proven Textbook Content with Interactive Learning Exercises and Course Management Tools. Two Upcoming Free Webinars Will Give Instructors an Opportunity to See the Course in Action.

Navigate Public Health 101

"Whether you want to teach Public Health 101 in class, in a hybrid course, or by distance education, Navigate Public Health 101 makes it easier and more fun for both students and faculty.”

— Richard K. Riegelman, MD, MPH, PhD

A new online course is making undergraduate public health instruction a lot easier, say the publishers of this innovative learning tool, developed specifically for the increasingly popular Major or Minor in Public Health.

Released today by Jones & Bartlett Learning, Navigate Public Health 101 combines proven content from the best-selling textbook by Richard K. Riegelman, with interactive learning exercises and course management tools, all in an instructor- and student-friendly online learning environment. This comprehensive, ‘off-the-shelf’ course is highly customizable, giving instructors plenty of flexibility to either ‘plug and play’ or make it their own.

“Navigate Public Health 101 is the perfect complement to Public Health 101: Healthy People-Healthy Populations,” explained Dr. Riegelman. “It takes full advantage of the interactivity that the technology makes possible and includes an abundance of photos and graphics that make public health come alive. Whether you want to teach Public Health 101 in class, in a hybrid course, or by distance education, Navigate Public Health 101 makes it easier and more fun for both students and faculty.”

Instructors who adopt Navigate Public Health 101 will benefit from the comprehensive course management tools including fully exportable grade book, advanced reporting, surveys, calendars, announcements, course content scheduling, journal, automated grading, and assignment management.

Their students will gain access to the complete online course including lectures with audio, interactive exercises, quizzes, and collaboration tools, including discussion forums, student/instructor blog, text-based chat, and a community wiki. Navigate Public Health 101 is fully customizable so instructors can rearrange page elements or import their own materials including documents, videos, and quizzes.

A brief video demo is available at Instructors who would like a 1-hour live demo/overview are invited to register for one of two pre-scheduled Webinars:

Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 2:00 pm EDT
Register at:

Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 1:00 pm EDT
Register at:

The full package, including the printed textbook with access to the online course, is very affordably priced; students won't pay much more than purchasing the book alone. eBook options are also available through Jones & Bartlett Learning partner, CourseSmart (

About Richard K. Riegelman, MD, MPH, PhD
Richard K. Riegelman, MD, MPH, PhD is Professor of Epidemiology-Biostatistics, Medicine, and Health Policy, and Founding Dean of the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services in Washington, DC. Dr. Riegelman has over 70 publications including 6 books for students and practitioners of medicine and public health. He is currently editor of the Jones & Bartlett Learning series Essential Public Health. The series provides books and ancillary materials for the full spectrum of curricula for undergraduate public health. He has taken a lead role in developing the Educated Citizen and Public Health initiative which has brought together arts and sciences and public health education associations to implement the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies recommendation that “…all undergraduates should have access to education in public health.” Dr. Riegelman also led the development of George Washington’s undergraduate major and minor and currently teaches “Public Health 101” and “Epidemiology 101” to undergraduates.

About Jones & Bartlett Learning (
Jones & Bartlett Learning, a division of Ascend Learning, is a world-leading provider of instructional, assessment, and learning-performance management solutions for the secondary, post-secondary, and professional markets. We develop educational programs and services that improve learning outcomes and enhance student achievement by combining authoritative content written by respected authors with innovative, proven, and engaging technology applications that meet the diverse needs of today’s instructors, students, and professionals.

About Ascend Learning (
Ascend Learning is a leading provider of technology-based educational, curriculum, and assessment solutions for the healthcare industry, and other vocational fields. It is renowned for delivering solutions that result in higher-performing student results at a lower cost, from nursing to health and fitness training to OSHA compliance training and insurance. Ascend Learning's family of companies consists of Jones & Bartlett Learning, ATI Allied Health, ATI Nursing Education, Boston Reed, ClickSafety, ExamFX, and the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).

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