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340.640.01 EYE DISEASE: EPIDEMIOLOGY AND CONTROL

Department:
Epidemiology
Term:
2nd term
Credits:
1 credits
Academic Year:
2014 - 2015
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday,  3:30 - 4:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Sheila West
Course Instructors:

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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 Objectives:

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

  1. Understand fundamental pathology and clinical manifestations of major blinding eye diseases
  2. Describe features of the epidemiology, treatment, and control of the major blinding diseases
  3. Write a short paper describing a new research project addressing risk factors for a major blinding eye disease
  4. 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.
Instructor Consent:
No consent required
Prerequisite:

340.601, and 140.621 or former 140.601