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340.668.11 TOPICS IN INFECTIOUS DISEASE EPIDEMIOLGY

Department: Epidemiology
Term: Summer Inst. term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Ayesha Khan
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:
Description:

Introduces the basic methods for infectious disease epidemiology and case studies of important disease syndromes and entities. Methods include definitions and nomenclature, outbreak investigations, disease surveillance, case-control studies, cohort studies, laboratory diagnosis, molecular epidemiology, dynamics of transmission, and assessment of vaccine field effectiveness. Case-studies focus on acute respiratory infections, diarrheal diseases, hepatitis, HIV, tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, malaria, and other vector-borne diseases.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe and Discuss the main epidemiological characteristics of the Major infectious diseases of humans
Describe how these epidemiological characteristics can be utilized to develop and evaluate strategies to prevent epidemics or endemic transmission of the major infections of humans
Develop criteria to be used in the investigation of a new Emerging or Re-emerging Infectious disease to Discuss the critical Epidemiologic features of this disease that could be used to develop prevention and control programs

Methods of Assessment: mid-term take-home exam and a final closed-book exam
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Mon 06/18/2012 - Sat 06/23/2012
  • Monday 8:30 - 12:20
  • Tuesday 8:30 - 12:20
  • Wednesday 8:30 - 12:20
  • Thursday 8:30 - 12:20
  • Friday 8:30 - 12:20
  • Saturday 8:30 - 12:20
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail