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340.801.11 SS/R: PRINCIPLES OF DISEASE ERADICATION

Department:
Epidemiology
Term:
Summer Inst. term
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2014 - 2015
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Mon 06/23/2014 - Fri 06/27/2014
    M Tu W Th F,  1:30 - 5:00pm
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Pass/Fail
Contact:
Ayesha Khan
Course Instructors:
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

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Description:

Covers characteristics of successful and unsuccessful eradication programs, since out of several disease elimination and eradication programs over the past century, only smallpox has been eradicated from humans. Focuses on essential factors - biological, epidemiological, cultural, political, economic, organizational, and leadership requirements - in considering a program for elimination or eradication. Students debate controversies in disease eradication.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Formulate criteria for planning, testing and launching disease eradication programs
  2. Identify key characteristics of successful control, elimination, and eradication programs and reasons why programs failed
  3. Assess which human and veterinary diseases are the best candidates for eradication including reasons and needs before such programs can be launched
Methods of Assessment:

Course attendance and interaction, 20%; Paper 40%; Final Exam 40%

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Prerequisite:

Knowledge of basic statistics, epidemiology, biology and infectious diseases