- Sponsoring department
- Educational Objectives
- This four-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;
- Intended Audience
Johns Hopkins Medical Institution students and staff; health professionals; other individuals with an interest in tropical medicine.
- Admissions Criteria
Graduate degree in a health or science; or bachelors degree with significant experience in a health profession.
Course of Study
4-week institute offered in Summer. Institute is offered in 4 one-week long modules that may be completed over a period of several years...