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340.612.01 EPIDEMIOLOGIC BASIS FOR TUBERCULOSIS CONTROL

Department:
Epidemiology
Term:
3rd term
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday,  1:30 - 3:20pm
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Jonathan Golub
Course Instructors:

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Description:

Considers subjects and epidemiologic principles relevant to control measures against tuberculosis. Topics include source and interpretation of tuberculin sensitivity; risk factors; prevention by case-finding and treatment, vaccination, and chemoprophylaxis; and elements of control programs in developed and undeveloped areas. Presentation of assigned reading topics provides the basis for group discussions.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the epidemiology of tuberculosis
  2. Explain the basic concepts of tuberculosis infection, disease, prevention and treatment, and the correlation between HIV infection and tuberculosis
  3. Evaluate tuberculosis literature and apply it to tuberculosis control needs of the present and future in both industrialized and non-industrialized populations
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on participation in presentations and a final paper.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

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