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Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Epidemiologic Basis for Tuberculosis Control

June 6 - June 17, 2016

Location: Internet
Course Number: 340.612.89
 

Course Instructors:

Description:

Considers subjects and epidemiologic principles relevant to control measures against tuberculosis (TB). Topics include diagnosis and treatment of latent TB infection and active TB disease; risk factors for latent and active TB; TB control strategies including preventive therapy, case-finding, vaccination, and chemoprophylaxis; and elements of control programs in developed and undeveloped areas. Presentation of assigned reading topics by students provides the basis for online group discussions. (2 academic credits)

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Describe the epidemiology of tuberculosis
  • Explain the basic concepts of tuberculosis infection, disease, prevention and treatment, and the correlation between HIV infection and tuberculosis
  • Evaluate tuberculosis literature and apply it to tuberculosis control needs of the present and future in both industrialized and non-industrialized populations

Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on online presentation of assigned reading topics, participation in online discussions of the TB literature, online quizzes and participation in Live Talks.

Prerequisite:

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.

Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail