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STI PREVENTION: USING EPIDEMIOLOGY TO INFORM POLICY AND PROGRAM
Population, Family and Reproductive Health
3rd term East Baltimore (4 units)
4th term Internet (4 units)


Faculty:
Zenilman, Jonathan
               Hogan, Terry

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.

This course aims to: 1. Describe the etiology of common STIs; 2. Define the epidemiology of selected STIs; 3. Identify the clinical presentations of STIs and their sequelae; 4. Explain the theoretical and practical issues related to the design and implementation of STI control interventions; 5. Describe the social, policy, and political issues encountered in developing and implementing STI control interventions; 6. Develop a presentation illustrating the importance of STI epidemiology to policy and program development.

RESEARCH METHODS IN SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES
Epidemiology
4th term  East Baltimore (2 units)

Faculty: Zenilman, Jonathan
               Celentano, David
               Gray, Ron

Advanced seminar in research methods used in STD research. Focuses on multidisciplinary approach to STD research, emphasizing techniques used in the field. Examples include survey research, use of biological markers, diagnostic tests and qualitative research design.

 

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