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Chronic Diseases in Low and Middle Income Countries: Prevalence and Epidemiology

East Baltimore
Summer Inst. term
International Health
4 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
Instruction Method:
Mon 08/07/2017 - Fri 08/11/2017
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th F,  8:30am - 5:30pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Robert Gilman
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

Bachelor degree and pursuing or earned higher degree in fields such as medicine, nursing, engineering, biological/social sciences


Introduces students to the major transitional diseases in low and middle income countries. Lectures detail specific chronic diseases, stressing such areas as significance, prevention, diagnosis and management. Sessions include both traditional lectures as well as case studies. Students gain basic foundation of the epidemiology and challenges in the management of chronic diseases in low and middle income countries, which prepares them to work with research programs and international organizations.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Describe the epidemiology, pathogenesis and diagnosis of major chronic diseases in low and middle-income countries.
  2. Provide examples of specific diseases which have transitioned from being classified as infectious diseases to being classified as chronic diseases
  3. Apply concepts learned to prevent, diagnose and manage chronic diseases discussed in the course
Methods of Assessment:

80% exam and 20% class participation

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

Course fee for printed class materials