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Term: 3rd term
Credits: 4 credits
Contact: Terry Hogan
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Course Instructor:
  • Terry Hogan

Considers features of sexually transmitted diseases relevant to their control, reviewing the natural history of the infections and laboratory diagnosis. Emphasizes public health practice control measures, including policy, behavior intervention, and medical screening/treatment intervention of sexually transmitted diseases.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe the clinical aspects of common STIs including their sequelae
Define the epidemiology of selected STIs
Explain the theoretical and practical issues related to the design and implementation of STI control intervention
Describe the impact of laboratory-based versus syndromic based management strategies on the epidemiology, prevention and control of STIs
Describe the economic, social, and political issues influencing development and implementation of STI control programs and supporting policies
Demonstrate competence in the development and delivery of a STI-related policy options paper and briefing for decision making by a policy maker (a presentation illustrating the integration of clinical and public health evidence-based discuss for policy)

Methods of Assessment: Policy presentation involving powerpoint slides and supporting documentation, class participation, and final examination.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday 1:30 - 3:20
  • Thursday 1:30 - 3:20
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: Consent required for some students

Undergraduates require instructor consent and also advisor consent.

For consent, contact:

Working knowledge of Epidemiology; Public Health Biology 550.630 or equivalent which may include professional experience.

Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Jointly Offered With: