Skip Navigation

Course Catalog

223.682.81 CLINICAL AND EPIDEMIOLOGIC ASPECTS OF TROPICAL DISEASES

Department:
International Health
Term:
4th term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2014 - 2015
Location:
Internet
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Margaret Kosek
Course Instructors:

Visit the CoursePlus site for this course

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

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:

Student evaluation is based on quizzes, a final exam, journal club discussions, and participation. The breakdown of grading is as follows:

Quizzes (40%),
Final Exam (25%),
Online VoiceThread Presentation (20%),
Participation (includes lecture viewing, LiveTalk attendance, BBS Breakout group participation) (15%)

Instructor Consent:

No consent required