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340.640.01 Eye Disease: Epidemiology and Control

2nd term
1 credit
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday,  3:30 - 4:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Sheila West
Course Instructor:

340.601, and 140.621 or former 140.601


Lectures and small group discussions present the pathology, clinical manifestations, epidemiology, treatment, and control of the major blinding diseases, including cataract, glaucoma, onchocerciasis, trachoma, vitamin A deficiency, and age-related macular degeneration.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. To understand fundamental pathology and clinical manifestations of major blinding eye diseases
  2. To be able to describe features of the epidemiology, treatment, and control of the major blinding diseases
  3. To write a short paper describing a new reserch project addressing risk factors for a major blinding eye disease
  4. To experience a true, inescapable, class deadline for a paper which prepares students for the real world of grant deadlines
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on class participation and a paper.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required