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223.685.11 TUBERCULOSIS, HIV AND OTHER CHRONIC INFECTIONS IN THE TROPICS

Department:
International Health
Term:
Summer 2 term
Credits:
4 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
Location:
East Baltimore
Dates:
Mon 06/18/2012 - Fri 06/22/2012
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th F,  8:30am - 5:30pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Ashley Simmons
Course Instructors:

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Description:

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.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be 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
Methods of Assessment:

Class participation, midterm exam and final exam.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required