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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:
2013 - 2014
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  8:30 - 10:20am
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:

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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 Objectives:

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

  1. Establish a knowledge base on basic science of HIV infection and host response
  2. Recognize and compare HIV/AIDS epidemics at the global level
  3. Explain the basis of clinical management of HIV infection at individual and population levels
  4. Analyze the economic impact of HIV treatments
  5. Analyze the economic impact of HIV treatments
  6. Analyze vertical transmission of HIV from pregnant women to their newborns in the U S and other parts of the world
  7. Analyze critical transmission of HIV from pregnant women to their newborns in the U.S. and other parts of the world
  8. Analyze intervention modalities used to interrupt vertical transmission of HIV
  9. Discuss several aspects of legal issues in the HIV/AIDS field
  10. 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.
Instructor Consent:
No consent required