223.682.01 CLINICAL AND EPIDEMIOLOGIC ASPECTS OF TROPICAL DISEASES
Discusses major parasitic, viral, and bacterial diseases of developing countries. Presents clinical aspects of the disease, including diagnosis and treatment, and epidemiological aspects.
The goal of the course is to familiarize students with the major infectious diseases that are prevalent and of public health importance in tropical and developing countries. At the end of the course students should be familiar with 1) 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; 2) the resources available for gathering information on other tropical diseases not covered in the course; and 3) the general recommendations for travelers visiting developing countries where transmission of tropical diseases is a risk.
- Tuesday 1:30 - 2:50
- Thursday 1:30 - 2:50
Understanding of basic biomedical concepts and terminology