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340.627.01 EPIDEMIOLOGY OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Department: Epidemiology
Term: 2nd term
Credits: 4 credits
Contact: Ken Nelson
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:
Description:

Introduces the basic methods for infectious disease epidemiology and case studies of important disease syndromes and entities. Methods include definitions and nomenclature, outbreak investigations, disease surveillance, case-control studies, cohort studies, laboratory diagnosis, molecular epidemiology, dynamics of transmission, and assessment of vaccine field effectiveness. Case-studies focus on acute respiratory infections, diarrheal diseases, hepatitis, HIV, tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, malaria, and other vector-borne diseases.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
After taking the course in Infectious Diseases Epidemiology students will be able to describe and Discuss the main Epidemiological characteristics of the Major infectious diseases of Humans
The students will be able to describe how these Epidemiological characteristics can be utilized to develop and evaluate strategies to prevent epidemics or endemic transmission of the major infections of humans
Epidemiological characteristics such as Incubation period, Infectious period, means of transmission and reservoir of these infectious diseases will be evaluated

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on a mid-term take-home exam and a final closed-book exam.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday 3:30 - 5:20
  • Wednesday 3:30 - 5:20
  • Friday 3:30 - 5:20
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail