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Department: International Health
Term: Summer Inst. term
Credits: 4 credits
Contact: Lisa Nance
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:

Provides an overview of the epidemiology, presentation, and effects of microbial, protozoan, and viral intestinal infections, including Salmonella, Shigella, cholera, typhoid, rotavirus, amebiasis, dysentery, H. pylori, Campylobacter, Cryptopsoridium, Cyclospora, and Giardia. Clinical presentation, life cycle, distribution, prevention, and treatment of intestinal helminthes, including Ascaris, Trichuris, Strongyloides, and hookworm are addressed. Interactions between parasites, diarrhea, and malnutrition, are addressed, along with treatment, prevention and control strategies, and oral rehydration therapy. Cysticercosis and hydatid disease are also be covered. Includes laboratory sessions and practical lab experience.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
understand the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of several major tropical intestinal diseases
list public health preventive and control measures for the major intestinal diseases in the tropics
recognize important protozoal and worm pathogens as presented in laboratory specimens

Methods of Assessment: Class participation, midterm exam and final exam.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Mon 07/08/2013 - Fri 07/12/2013
  • 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
Enrollment Minimum: 12
Instructor Consent: No consent required

Bachelors with higher degree in fields as nursing, engineering, biological/social sciences.

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