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Department: International Health
Term: Summer 2 term
Credits: 4 credits
Contact: Ashley Simmons
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructors:

Focuses on vector-borne diseases prominent in tropical infections. Areas of emphasis are global epidemiology, diagnosis, clinical presentations, pathophysiology, and treatment of microorganisms as well as characterization and control of vectors. Laboratory sessions integrate clinical cases and pathology. Principal diseases covered include malaria, African and American trypansomiasis, leishmaniasis, filariasis, yellow fever, dengue, hemorrhagic fevers, Bartonella, Lyme, Rickettsial, plague and toxoplasmosis.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
identify key vector-borne diseases for the tropics
recognize the clinical presentation, treatment, epidemiology, and control of dengue, hemorrhagic fevers, and other arboviral infections, including malaria
Discuss the biology, global distribution, etiology, transmission, impact, diagnosis, treatment and control of vector borne diseases relevant to the tropics, such as yellow fever, typhus, trypanosomes, leishmaniasis, filariasis and Onchoceriasis, Borrel

Methods of Assessment: Class participation, midterm exam and final exam.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Mon 06/25/2012 - Fri 06/29/2012
  • Monday 8:30 - 5:30
  • Tuesday 8:30 - 5:30
  • Wednesday 8:30 - 5:30
  • Thursday 8:30 - 5:30
  • Friday 8:30 - 5:30
Enrollment Minimum: 12
Instructor Consent: No consent required

Bachelors degree, and a higher degree in fields as nursing, engineering, biological/social sciences strongly recommended.

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