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Term: 4th term
Credits: 4 credits
Contact: Heather Bradley
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:

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: Individual project and associated presentation; participation in Live Talk discussion groups; multiple choice quizzes/examinations; short answer quizzes/examinations
Location: Internet
Enrollment Minimum: 16
Enrollment Maximum: 30
Enrollment Restriction: No auditors
Instructor Consent: No consent required

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.; Principles of Epidemiology (340.601 or equivalent) Public Health Biology 550.630 or equivalent which may include professional experience.

Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Jointly Offered With:
Special Comments: Live Talk Session attendance is required as sessions are used for group discussion and student presentations.