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Department: Epidemiology
Term: Summer Inst. term
Credits: 2 credits
Contact: Ayesha Khan
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:

This course will deal with the epidemiology of infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and AIDS. Current knowledge of the natural history, biology, virology, epidemiology and clinical aspects of AIDS as well as treatment and vaccine clinical trials against HIV will be reviewed. Descriptive, analytic and experimental epidemiologic studies will be critically reviewed to provide a synthesis of our current understanding of the pathogenesis of this infectious disease. No prerequisites. However, an understanding of basic science concepts and biology will be assumed. Basic epidemiological principles and other quantitative skills will prove useful in understanding the distribution of the disease and in interpreting research findings

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Establish a discuss 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
Describe the science and epidemiology of HIV drug resistance
Analyze the economic impact of HIV treatments
Compare risk factors for HIV infection and the behavioral interventions for prevention of HIV infection
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: Paper
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Mon 06/10/2013 - Fri 06/14/2013
  • Monday 5:00 - 6:50
  • Tuesday 5:00 - 6:50
  • Wednesday 5:00 - 6:50
  • Thursday 5:00 - 6:50
  • Friday 5:00 - 6:50
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Special Comments: Required attendance at two noon-time lectures, dates to be announced in class.