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Sexually Transmitted Infections in Public Health Practice


East Baltimore
3rd term
Population, Family and Reproductive Health
4 credits
Academic Year:
2014 - 2015
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  1:30 - 3:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor :
  • Terry Hogan
Terry Hogan

Working knowledge of Epidemiology; Public Health Biology 550.630 or equivalent which may include professional experience.


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 Objectives:

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

  1. Describe the clinical aspects of common STIs including their sequelae
  2. Define the epidemiology of selected STIs
  3. Explain the theoretical and practical issues related to the design and implementation of STI control intervention
  4. Describe the impact of laboratory-based versus syndromic based management strategies on the epidemiology, prevention and control of STIs
  5. Describe the economic, social, and political issues influencing development and implementation of STI control programs and supporting policies
  6. 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:

Policy presentation involving powerpoint slides and supporting documentation, class participation, and final examination.

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Undergraduates require instructor consent and also advisor consent.

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