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Department: International Health
Term: 3rd term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Andy Ruff
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructors:

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.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
describe the major infectious causes of pediatric morbidity and mortality
describe current methods available to control or prevent these diseases
contrast control/prevention measures used in the developed and developing world
give a concise, coherent presentation on a course-related topic to faculty and peers

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on an oral presentation, mid-term examination and class participation.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday 1:30 - 2:50
  • Wednesday 1:30 - 2:50
Enrollment Minimum: 5
Enrollment Restriction: Restricted to graduate students
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Special Comments: Background in international health or maternal and child health recommended but not required.