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340.668.11 TOPICS IN INFECTIOUS DISEASE EPIDEMIOLGY

Department:
Epidemiology
Term:
Summer Inst. term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
Location:
East Baltimore
Dates:
Mon 06/18/2012 - Sat 06/23/2012
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th F Sa,  8:30am - 12:20pm

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Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Ayesha Khan
Course Instructor:
Description:

Introduces the basic methods for infectious disease epidemiology and case studies of important disease syndromes and entities. Methods include definitions and nomenclature, outbreak investigations, disease surveillance, case-control studies, cohort studies, laboratory diagnosis, molecular epidemiology, dynamics of transmission, and assessment of vaccine field effectiveness. Case-studies focus on acute respiratory infections, diarrheal diseases, hepatitis, HIV, tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, malaria, and other vector-borne diseases.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe and Discuss the main epidemiological characteristics of the Major infectious diseases of humans
  2. Describe how these epidemiological characteristics can be utilized to develop and evaluate strategies to prevent epidemics or endemic transmission of the major infections of humans
  3. Develop criteria to be used in the investigation of a new Emerging or Re-emerging Infectious disease to Discuss the critical Epidemiologic features of this disease that could be used to develop prevention and control programs
Methods of Assessment:

mid-term take-home exam and a final closed-book exam

Instructor Consent:

No consent required