223.682.81 Clinical and Epidemiologic Aspects of Tropical Diseases
- International Health
- 4th term
- 3 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2012 - 2013
Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses. Understanding of basic biomedical concepts and terminology
Discusses major parasitic, viral, and bacterial diseases of developing countries. Presents clinical aspects of the disease, including diagnosis and treatment, and epidemiological aspects.
- Learning Objectives:
- Discuss the major infectious diseases that are prevalent and of public health importance in tropical and developing countries.
- the clinical presentations of many of the tropical diseases of public health importance, including their modes of transmission, geographic distribution, means of diagnosis and modes of treatment
- the resources available for gathering information on other tropical diseases not covered in the course
- the general recommendations for travelers visiting developing countries where transmission of tropical diseases is a risk
- Methods of Assessment:
Student evaluation based on class presentation and a final exam.
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required