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223.682.81 Clinical and Epidemiologic Aspects of Tropical Diseases

International Health
4th term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Margaret Kosek
Course Instructors:

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:

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

  1. Discuss the major infectious diseases that are prevalent and of public health importance in tropical and developing countries
  2. Discuss 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
  3. Discuss the resources available for gathering information on other tropical diseases not covered in the course
  4. Discuss 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