Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
This five-week summer program is designed to provide training in tropical medicine and related public health issues through a multidisciplinary approach. It is also designed to prepare participants for working with current and emerging health problems in developing countries and health problems of travelers. This program focuses broadly on issues of tropical health and on clinical tropical medicine. Toward the program’s conclusion, students will have acquired a strong scientific basis for preventing, diagnosis, treating, and controlling tropical health problems. The curriculum will consist of
- Specific tropical diseases and detailed case studies stressing diagnosis, treatment, and the implementation of preventive control measures
- Recent advances in diagnostic methodologies
- Human behavior associated with the transmission of infection and of local perceptions of the disease
- Laboratory sessions focusing on diagnostic methods for identification of blood, intestinal, and tissue parasites as well as their vectors.
Sessions include practical lab experience in parasitology and diagnosis.
Johns Hopkins Medical Institution students and staff; health professionals; other individuals with an interest in tropical medicine.
Graduate degree in a health or science; or bachelors degree with significant experience in a health profession.
Course of Study
This 5-week institute offered in the summer consists of 5 one-week-long modules that may be completed over a period of three years.
Requirements for Successful Completion
|Course No.||Course Title||No. Credits||Online Term||Campus Term|
|223.684||Vector Borne Diseases in the Tropics||4||-||SI|
|223.685||HIV, TB and other Chronic Infections||4||-||SI|
|223.686||Child and Public Health in the Tropics||4||-||SI,W|
|223.688||Intestinal Infections in the Tropics||4||-||SI|
|223.667||Chronic Disease in Low- and Middle-Income Countries||4||-||SI|
SI = Course offered in the Summer Institute
W = Course offered in the Winter Institute
Name Lisa Nance
Gainful Employment Program Information
|Certificate Name||Tropical Medicine1|
|Credential Level||Post-Baccalaureate Certificate|
|Occupations and SOC Codes||19-1020/40 Biological Scientistis|
|19-1040 Medical Scientists|
|View O*Net occupational profiles||19-2040 Environmental Scientists|
|http://www.onetonline.org/find||29-0000 Health Care Practitioners|
|Minimum Number of Term Credits Required||20 term credits|
|Weeks2||32 (please read footnote)|
|Tuition and Fees||The tuition and fees paid by full-time Johns Hopkins University degree students cover the tuition cost of the certificate program. Tuition is $954 per term credit for part-time degree students ($19,080 for 20 term credits) plus a one-time application fee of $45 (Academic Year 2013-2014).|
|Books and Supplies||$400 (estimated)|
|On-time Completion Rate4||0 students earned the certificate in academic year 2012-2013|
|Job Placement Rate5||Not required|
|Median Loan Debt upon Program Completion (AY 2013 -2014)|
|Title IV Debt||$0.00|
|Private Educational Loan Debt||$0.00|
|Institutional Financing Debt||$0.00|
- The certificate is offered to Johns Hopkins University graduate and post-doctoral students (including physicians completing residency or fellowship programs) who are interested in adolescent health.
- The certificate program length is flexible; it varies from student to student, however, the certificate must be completed within three years. Students do not need to be enrolled in a certificate course during consecutive terms. The number of certificate course credits taken may range from zero to 22 per term. Degree students earn the certificate simultaneously with their degree program and determine the number of credits taken each term with advisor approval. Full-time degree students are able to complete the certificate within one academic year.
- Tuition, application fee, and book costs are subject to change from one academic year to another academic year.
- Completion rates will be tracked beginning in academic year 2012-2013.
- The Council of Public Health Education which accredits schools of public health does not require schools to track job placement rates for certificate programs.