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340.691.11 Advanced Issues in Global Tuberculosis Control: Achieving Impact

Discontinued

Department:
Epidemiology
Term:
Summer Inst. term
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
Location:
East Baltimore
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Ayesha Khan
Course Instructor:
Resources:
Prerequisite:

Participation in 340.681.11 or with permission of instructor, based upon experience with infectious disease control

Description:

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.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Identify and define major TB public health challenges based on actual epidemiological information of high TB burden countries as well as industrialized countries
  2. Develop a strategic response to address TB public health challenges within national TB programs
  3. Describe how new tools and evidence-based interventions can be incorporated in national TB programs
  4. 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%)

Instructor Consent:

No consent required