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223.682.81 CLINICAL AND EPIDEMIOLOGIC ASPECTS OF TROPICAL DISEASES

Department:
International Health
Term:
4th term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
Location:
Internet
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Margaret Kosek
Course Instructors:

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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 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. Discuss 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. Discuss the resources available for gathering information on other tropical diseases not covered in the course
  4. Discuss 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.
Instructor Consent:
No consent required
Prerequisite:

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses. Understanding of basic biomedical concepts and terminology