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Department: International Health
Term: Summer Inst. term
Credits: 4 credits
Contact: Robert Gilman
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructors:

Introduces students to the major transitional diseases in low and middle income countries. Lectures detail specific chronic diseases, stressing such areas as significance, prevention, diagnosis, management and the implementation of control measures. Sessions include both traditional lectures as well as case studies. Students gain a basic foundation in chronic diseases in low and middle income countries, which prepares them to work with research programs and international organizations.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
identify and implement control measures for select chronic diseases
provide examples of specific diseases which have transitioned from being classified as infectious diseases to being classified as chronic diseases
apply concepts learned to prevent, diagnose and manage chronic diseases discussed in the course

Methods of Assessment: 90% exam and 10% class participation
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Mon 07/22/2013 - Fri 07/26/2013
  • Monday 8:30 - 5:30
  • Tuesday 8:30 - 5:30
  • Wednesday 8:30 - 5:30
  • Thursday 8:30 - 5:30
  • Friday 8:30 - 5:30
Enrollment Minimum: 5
Instructor Consent: No consent required

Bachelor degree and pursuing or earned higher degree in fields such as medicine, nursing, engineering, biological/social sciences

Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Frequency Schedule: One Year Only
Next Offered: 2014-2015