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223.682.01 CLINICAL AND EPIDEMIOLOGIC ASPECTS OF TROPICAL DISEASES

Department:
International Health
Term:
4th term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2014 - 2015
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  1:30 - 2:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Margaret Kosek
Course Instructors:

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Prerequisite:

Understanding of basic biomedical concepts and terminology

Description:

Discusses major parasitic, viral, and bacterial diseases of developing countries. Presents clinical aspects of the disease, including diagnosis and treatment, and epidemiological aspects. Students familiarize themselves with the major infectious diseases that are prevalent and of public health importance in tropical and developing countries.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Discuss the major infectious diseases that are prevalent and of public health importance in tropical and developing countries
  2. Describe 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
  3. Identify the resources available for gathering information on other tropical diseases not covered in the course
  4. List the general recommendations for travelers visiting developing countries where transmission of tropical diseases is a risk
Methods of Assessment:

Grading will be based on 8 online quizzes reflecting the comprehension of in class material (40% total or 5% each), the final exam (25%), a journal club presentation (20%), and participation during breakout sessions, regular class sessions, and or the course website.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

Used volumes of the text are quite inexpensive online