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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
Contact: Ashley Simmons
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructors:
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 Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
describe the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of TB, HIV and the major chronic tropical infections
characterize preventive and control policies for these diseases in the tropics
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.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • 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
Enrollment Minimum: 12
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail