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Department: Epidemiology
Term: Summer Inst. term
Credits: 2 credits
Contact: Ayesha Khan
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructors:
  • Jaap Broekmans
  • Jonathan Golub

Reviews the public health dimensions of global tuberculosis control. Examines the global disease burden and its economic impact with a special reference to the high-burden countries. Describes the history and current status of the global response, including a critical examination of the DOTS Strategy, the new Stop TB Strategy and the role of newly established global institutions (e.g. Stop TB Partnership, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Gates Foundation). Examines the challenges of TB-HIV, MDR- and XDR-TB, and Public Private Mix -DOTS. Highlights research into new tools and interventions. Illustrates national program implementation using concrete examples from the experience in high-burden countries such as Tanzania, Vietnam, Indonesia and China.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
1) make strategic and operational decisions in developing and implementing tuberculosis programs
evaluate the global disease burden and the status of the global response
recognize the challenges of TB-HIV, MDR- and XDR-TB and PPM-DOTS
describe the public health dynamics of tuberculosis programs
demonstrate the importance of (operational) research into new tools and interventions

Methods of Assessment: Group Project
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Mon 06/25/2012 - Fri 06/29/2012
  • Monday 1:30 - 5:00
  • Tuesday 1:30 - 5:00
  • Wednesday 1:30 - 5:00
  • Thursday 1:30 - 5:00
  • Friday 1:30 - 5:00
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail