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223.660.13 TROPICAL MEDICINE AND PARASITOLOGY

Department:
International Health
Term:
Winter Inst. term
Credits:
4 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th F,  1:30 - 5:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Cesar Ugarte Gil
Course Instructors:

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Prerequisite:

Bachelors with higher degree in fields as nursing, engineering, biological/social sciences

Description:

Provides a broad overview of select tropical medicine and public health issues. Highlights specific tropical diseases and case studies stressing diagnosis, treatment, and implementation of preventive and control measures. Introduces students to clinical tropical medicine and travel medicine. Specific topics include the etiology, biology, epidemiology, and clinical presentation of enteritides, intestinal protozoa and helminths, cysticercosis and hydatid disease, hepatitis, tuberculosis, viral and arboviral infections, malaria, and some STDs. Sessions include practical lab experience in parasitology and diagnosis. Prepares students working with current and emerging health problems in developing countries.

Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation is based on the final exam and class participation.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required