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340.651.01 EMERGING INFECTIONS

Department: Epidemiology
Term: 4th term
Credits: 2 credits
Contact: Kenrad Nelson
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:
Description:

Presents, describes and analyzes the factors related to the emergence of infectious diseases, new and old, that have emerged as important public health problems, or which have the potential for major epidemic spread. Possible methods for the rapid recognition, prevention, and control are explained.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Demonstrate clear Discussing of the major factors leading to he Emergence of new infectious diseases , or Re-emergence of Infectious diseases in Humans
Describe and discuss the means of transmission and reservoirs of several new emergent infections in humans and how data pertaining to the\means of transmission and reservoir of these newly emergent infectious diseases were obtained and interpreted
Evaluate the positive features and limitations of various methods to control or prevent the emergence of infectious diseases

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on a paper reviewing an emerging infection.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Wednesday 3:30 - 5:20
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail