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340.612.01 Epidemiologic Basis for Tuberculosis Control

Department:
Epidemiology
Term:
1st term
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday,  1:30 - 3:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Jonathan Golub
Course Instructor s:
Resources:
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:

Student evaluation based on student presentations (55%) and a final exam (essay format, 45%).

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

PHS undergraduates only must obtain permission to take the course from the course instructor

For consent, contact:

jgolub@jhmi.edu

Jointly Offered With: