223.685.11 TUBERCULOSIS, HIV AND OTHER CHRONIC INFECTIONS IN THE TROPICS
Covers the history, clinical presentation, epidemiological factors, new diagnostic techniques, treatment, and control of tuberculosis. Addresses pathophysiology, clinical presentation, ecology, and effects of HIV/AIDS on developing countries, their populations, and resource utilization. Additional topics include other chronic infections that have global public health importance. Emphasizes: integrating policies addressing TB, HIV/AIDS, other infections and poverty in resource-poor settings and how these interactions influence control strategies.
By the end of the course, students should able to: 1) describe the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of TB, HIV and the major chronic tropical infections; 2) characterize preventive and control policies for these diseases in the tropics; 3) understand how integrating public health and development policies can strengthen control of these chronic infections in resource-poor settings.
- Mon 06/18/2012 - Fri 06/22/2012
- 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