223.684.11 VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES IN THE TROPICS
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.
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to: Understand the biology, global distribution and impact, infectious source, transmission, diagnosis, mechanism of pathology in relationship to infectious agent or host immune response, treatment and control of vector borne diseases relevant to the tropics; Characterize vectors and methods of control relevant to disease control.
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
- Mon 06/24/2013 - Fri 06/28/2013
- 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
Bachelors degree, and a higher degree in fields as nursing, engineering, biological/social sciences strongly recommended.