223.684.11 Vector-Borne Diseases in the Tropics
- International Health
- Summer 2 term
- 4 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2012 - 2013
- East Baltimore
- Mon 06/25/2012 - Fri 06/29/2012
- Class Times:
- M Tu W Th F, 8:30am - 5:30pm
Bachelors degree, and a higher degree in fields as nursing, engineering, biological/social sciences strongly recommended.
Focuses on vector-borne diseases prominent in tropical infections. Areas of emphasis are global epidemiology, diagnosis, clinical presentations, pathophysiology, and treatment of microorganisms as well as characterization and control of vectors. Laboratory sessions integrate clinical cases and pathology. Principal diseases covered include malaria, African and American trypansomiasis, leishmaniasis, filariasis, yellow fever, dengue, hemorrhagic fevers, Bartonella, Lyme, Rickettsial, plague and toxoplasmosis.
- Learning Objectives:
- identify key vector-borne diseases for the tropics
- recognize the clinical presentation, treatment, epidemiology, and control of dengue, hemorrhagic fevers, and other arboviral infections, including malaria
- Discuss the biology, global distribution, etiology, transmission, impact, diagnosis, treatment and control of vector borne diseases relevant to the tropics, such as yellow fever, typhus, trypanosomes, leishmaniasis, filariasis and Onchoceriasis, Borrel
- Methods of Assessment:
Class participation, midterm exam and final exam.
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required
- Jointly Offered With: