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340.640.01 Eye Disease: Epidemiology and Control

Department:
Epidemiology
Term:
2nd term
Credits:
1 credit
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday,  3:30 - 4:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Bonnielin Swenor
Course Instructor:
Resources:
Prerequisite:

340.601, and 140.621 or former 140.601

Description:

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. Understand fundamental pathology and clinical manifestations of major blinding eye diseases
  2. Describe features of the epidemiology, treatment, and control of the major blinding diseases
  3. Write a short paper describing a new research project addressing risk factors for a major blinding eye disease
  4. 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