340.612.81 EPIDEMIOLOGIC BASIS FOR TUBERCULOSIS CONTROL
- 1st term
- 2 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2012 - 2013
- Grading Restriction:
- Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
- Course Instructors:
- Jonathan Golub
- Richard Chaisson
Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.
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:
- Describe the epidemiology of tuberculosis
- Explain the basic concepts of tuberculosis infection, disease, prevention and treatment, and the correlation between HIV infection and tuberculosis
- 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 discussions and a final paper or exam.
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required
- Jointly Offered With: