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340.640.01 EYE DISEASE: EPIDEMIOLOGY AND CONTROL

Department: Epidemiology
Term: 2nd term
Credits: 1 credits
Contact: Sheila West
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:
Description:

Lectures and small group discussions present the pathology, clinical manifestations, epidemiology, treatment, and control of the major blinding diseases, including cataract, glaucoma, onchocerciasis, trachoma, vitamin A deficiency, and age-related macular degeneration.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
To understand fundamental pathology and clinical manifestations of major blinding eye diseases
To be able to describe features of the epidemiology, treatment, and control of the major blinding diseases
To write a short paper describing a new reserch project addressing risk factors for a major blinding eye disease
To experience a true, inescapable, class deadline for a paper which prepares students for the real world of grant deadlines

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on class participation and a paper.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday 3:30 - 4:20
Enrollment Minimum: 8
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Prerequisite:

340.601, and 140.621 or former 140.601

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