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340.612.89
Epidemiologic Basis for Tuberculosis Control

Location:
Internet
Term:
Summer Inst. term
Department:
Epidemiology
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Dates:
Sat 06/01/2019 - Mon 06/24/2019
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor s:
Contact:
Ayesha Khan
Resources:
Prerequisite:

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.

Description:

Considers subjects and epidemiologic principles relevant to control measures against tuberculosis. Topics include source and interpretation of tuberculin sensitivity; risk factors; prevention by case-finding and treatment, vaccination, and chemoprophylaxis; and elements of control programs in developed and undeveloped areas. Lectures, Group Projects and review of the tuberculosis literature are primary components.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Describe the epidemiology of tuberculosis
  2. Explain the basic concepts of tuberculosis infection, disease, prevention and treatment, and the correlation between HIV infection and tuberculosis
  3. Evaluate tuberculosis literature and apply it to tuberculosis control needs of the present and future in both industrialized and non-industrialized populations
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 30% Presentation(s)
  • 10% LiveTalks
  • 10% Participation
  • 50% Final Exam

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Jointly Offered With:
Special Comments:

For more information contact the Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at summerepi@jhsph.edu