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340.612.81 EPIDEMIOLOGIC BASIS FOR TUBERCULOSIS CONTROL

Department: Epidemiology
Term: 1st term
Credits: 2 credits
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructors:
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 Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
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.
Location: Internet
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Prerequisite:

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.

Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Jointly Offered With: