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340.681.11 PUBLIC HEALTH DIMENSIONS OF GLOBAL TUBERCULOSIS CONTROL: NEW TOOLS AND INTERVENTIONS

Department: Epidemiology
Term: Summer Inst. term
Credits: 2 credits
Contact: Ayesha Khan
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructors:
  • Jaap Broekmans
  • Jonathan Golub
Description:

Systematically reviews foundations of TB control in both high burden and industrialized countries, emphasis on the introduction of new tools and evidence-based interventions. Critically examines new TB diagnostics (GeneXpert MTB/RIF), drugs (shorter regimens for drug-sensitive and drug resistant tuberculosis), the evidence base of TB-HIV interventions and the rationale for systematic screening for active tuberculosis. Explains the rationale of the new post-2015 global TB strategy and targets. Defines the global TB disease burden and the status of the global response. Reviews the role of WHO, Global Fund to fight AIDS Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM), Stop TB Partnership, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and USAID. Case studies derived from the experience in Brazil, South-Africa, Tanzania, Vietnam, Indonesia, China and in The Netherlands and US.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Make strategic and operational decisions in developing and implementing tuberculosis programs and research
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 06/17/2013 - Fri 06/21/2013
  • 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