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340.627.01 Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases

Department:
Epidemiology
Term:
2nd term
Credits:
4 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • M W F,  3:30 - 5:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Ken Nelson
Course Instructors:
Resources:
Description:

Introduces the basic methods for infectious disease epidemiology and case studies of important disease syndromes and entities. Methods include definitions and nomenclature, outbreak investigations, disease surveillance, case-control studies, cohort studies, laboratory diagnosis, molecular epidemiology, dynamics of transmission, and assessment of vaccine field effectiveness. Case-studies focus on acute respiratory infections, diarrheal diseases, hepatitis, HIV, tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, malaria, and other vector-borne diseases.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Describe and discuss the main epidemiological characteristics of the major infectious diseases of humans
  2. Describe how these epidemiological characteristics can be utilized to develop and evaluate strategies to prevent epidemics or endemic transmission of the major infections of humans
  3. Identify and examine epidemiological characteristics such as incubation period, infectious period, means of transmission and reservoir of these infectious diseases
Methods of Assessment:

Participation in discussions 5%, quiz 5%, activities 25%, midterm 25%, and final exam 40%.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required