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340.681.11 PUBLIC HEALTH DIMENSIONS OF GLOBAL TUBERCULOSIS CONTROL

Department:
Epidemiology
Term:
Summer Inst. term
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
Location:
East Baltimore
Dates:
Mon 06/25/2012 - Fri 06/29/2012
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th F,  1:30 - 5:00pm

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

Reviews the public health dimensions of global tuberculosis control. Examines the global disease burden and its economic impact with a special reference to the high-burden countries. Describes the history and current status of the global response, including a critical examination of the DOTS Strategy, the new Stop TB Strategy and the role of newly established global institutions (e.g. Stop TB Partnership, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Gates Foundation). Examines the challenges of TB-HIV, MDR- and XDR-TB, and Public Private Mix -DOTS. Highlights research into new tools and interventions. Illustrates national program implementation using concrete examples from the experience in high-burden countries such as Tanzania, Vietnam, Indonesia and China.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. 1) make strategic and operational decisions in developing and implementing tuberculosis programs
  2. evaluate the global disease burden and the status of the global response
  3. recognize the challenges of TB-HIV, MDR- and XDR-TB and PPM-DOTS
  4. describe the public health dynamics of tuberculosis programs
  5. demonstrate the importance of (operational) research into new tools and interventions
Methods of Assessment:

Group Project

Instructor Consent:

No consent required