223.663.01 INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND CHILD SURVIVAL
- Ruth Karron
- Andy Ruff
Reviews the major causes of childhood morbidity and mortality in the developed and developing world, and introduces intervention strategies. Reviews infectious disease problems contributing to childhood morbidity and mortality worldwide, including (but not limited to) HIV, TB, polio, tetanus, diarrheal disease, ARI, helminth infections, and measles. Emphasizes epidemiology, strategies for prevention and control, and differences between developed and developing countries.
Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to: 1) describe the major infectious causes of pediatric morbidity and mortality; 2) describe current methods available to control or prevent these diseases; 3) contrast control/prevention measures used in the developed and developing world; and 4) give a concise, coherent presentation on a course-related topic to faculty and peers.
- Monday 1:30 - 2:50
- Wednesday 1:30 - 2:50