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223.682.01 CLINICAL AND EPIDEMIOLOGIC ASPECTS OF TROPICAL DISEASES

Department: International Health
Term: 4th term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: David Sack
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructors:
Description:

Discusses major parasitic, viral, and bacterial diseases of developing countries. Presents clinical aspects of the disease, including diagnosis and treatment, and epidemiological aspects.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Discuss the major infectious diseases that are prevalent and of public health importance in tropical and developing countries.
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
the resources available for gathering information on other tropical diseases not covered in the course
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.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday 1:30 - 2:50
  • Thursday 1:30 - 2:50
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Prerequisite:

Understanding of basic biomedical concepts and terminology

Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail