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340.646.01 EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PUBLIC HEALTH IMPACT OF HIV AND AIDS

Department: Epidemiology
Term: 1st term
Credits: 4 credits
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:
Description:

Provides an overview of the historical and public health aspects of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, with review and analysis of virology; immunology; clinical and laboratory manifestations; legal and ethical issues; economic impact; and needs for future research and intervention for global control of the HIV epidemic.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Establish a knowledge base on basic science of HIV infection and host response
Recognize and compare HIV/AIDS epidemics at the global level
Explain the basis of clinical management of HIV infection at individual and population levels
Analyze the economic impact of HIV treatments
Analyze the economic impact of HIV treatments
Analyze vertical transmission of HIV from pregnant women to their newborns in the U S and other parts of the world
Analyze critical transmission of HIV from pregnant women to their newborns in the U.S. and other parts of the world
Analyze intervention modalities used to interrupt vertical transmission of HIV
Discuss several aspects of legal issues in the HIV/AIDS field
Predict future issues and trends of HIV/AIDS by Discussing the concept of HIV candidate vaccines, the economic burden of HIV/AIDS in the world, and the future projections of HIV/AIDS cases during the upcoming decade

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on class participation and exams.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday 8:30 - 10:20
  • Thursday 8:30 - 10:20
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail