ADVANCED ISSUES IN GLOBAL TUBERCULOSIS CONTROL: ACHIEVING IMPACT
Course Number: 340.691.11
- Jaap Broekmans
Examines the operational and programmatic implications of scaling up: evidence based TB-HIV interventions, in particular intensified case finding, infection control and isoniazid preventive chemotherapy; evidence based X/MDR-TB services and evidence-based public-private TB collaborative activities. Examines the challenge of TB elimination in industrialized countries. Assesses the epidemiological impact in national TB control programs of these new tools and interventions.
- Identify and define major TB public health challenges based on actual epidemiological information of high TB burden countries as well as industrialized countries.
- Develop a strategic response to address TB public health challenges within national TB programs.
- Describe how new tools and evidence-based interventions can be incorporated in national TB programs.
- Analyze and predict the potential yield and epidemiological impact where these interventions have been brought to scale.
Methods of Assessment: Class participation (20%), group presentation (40%), individual presentation (40%) Location:Baltimore Instructor Consent:
Participation in 340.681.11 or with permission of instructor, based upon experience with infectious disease control.
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail