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223.667.11 Chronic Diseases in Low and Middle Income Countries

International Health
Summer Inst. term
4 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
East Baltimore
Mon 07/22/2013 - Fri 07/26/2013
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th F,  8:30am - 5:30pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Robert Gilman
Course Instructors:
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

Bachelor degree and pursuing or earned higher degree in fields such as medicine, nursing, engineering, biological/social sciences


Introduces students to the major transitional diseases in low and middle income countries. Lectures detail specific chronic diseases, stressing such areas as significance, prevention, diagnosis, management and the implementation of control measures. Sessions include both traditional lectures as well as case studies. Students gain a basic foundation in chronic diseases in low and middle income countries, which prepares them to work with research programs and international organizations.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. identify and implement control measures for select chronic diseases
  2. provide examples of specific diseases which have transitioned from being classified as infectious diseases to being classified as chronic diseases
  3. apply concepts learned to prevent, diagnose and manage chronic diseases discussed in the course
Methods of Assessment:

90% exam and 10% class participation

Instructor Consent:

No consent required