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380.761.81 Sexually Transmitted Infections in Public Health Practice

Population, Family and Reproductive Health
4th term
4 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Heather Bradley
Course Instructor:
  • Heather Bradley

Introduction to Online Learning; Principles of Epidemiology (340.601 or equivalent) Public Health Biology 550.630 or equivalent which may include professional experience.


Considers features of sexually transmitted diseases relevant to their control, reviewing the natural history of the infections and laboratory diagnosis. Emphasizes public health practice control measures, including policy, behavior intervention, and medical screening/treatment intervention of sexually transmitted diseases.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Describe the clinical aspects of common STIs including their sequelae
  2. Define the epidemiology of selected STIs
  3. Explain the theoretical and practical issues related to the design and implementation of STI control intervention
  4. Describe the impact of laboratory-based versus syndromic based management strategies on the epidemiology, prevention and control of STIs
  5. Describe the economic, social, and political issues influencing development and implementation of STI control programs and supporting policies
  6. Demonstrate competence in the development and delivery of a STI-related policy options paper and briefing for decision making by a policy maker (a presentation illustrating the integration of clinical and public health evidence-based discuss for policy)
Methods of Assessment:

Individual project and associated presentation; participation in Live Talk discussion groups; multiple choice quizzes/examinations; short answer quizzes/examinations

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Jointly Offered With:
Special Comments:

Live Talk Session attendance is required as sessions are used for group discussion and student presentations.