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340.646.81 Epidemiology and Public Health Impact of HIV and AIDS

2nd term
4 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Homayoon Farzadegan
Course Instructor :

Introduction to Online Learning.


Provides an overview of the historical and public health aspects of the AIDS epidemic with review and analysis of virology, immunology, clinical and laboratory manifestations, legal issues, clinical management, coinfection, economic impact, and needs for future research and intervention for global control of the HIV epidemic.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Establish a knowledge base on the basic science of HIV infection and host response
  2. Recognize and compare HIV/AIDS epidemics at the global level
  3. Explain the basis of clinical management of HIV infection at individual and population levels
  4. Describe the science and epidemiology of HIV drug resistance
  5. Compare risk factors for HIV infection and the behavioral interventions for prevention of HIV infection
  6. Describe the science and epidemiology of dual infections of HIV and viral hepatitis, HPV, tuberculosis, and malaria
  7. Analyze intervention modalities used to interrupt vertical transmission of HIV
  8. Discuss several aspects of legal issues in the HIV/AIDS field
  9. Predict future issues and trends of HIV/AIDS by discussing the concept of HIV candidate vaccines, the economic burden of HIV/AIDS in the world, and the future projections of HIV/AIDS cases during the upcoming decade
Methods of Assessment:

Midterm online exam (multiple choice): 20%; LiveTalk group presentation: 25%; Final paper: 35%; Overall course participation (lectures and LiveTalk attendance): 20%.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required