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340.640.01 Eye Disease: Epidemiology and Control

Department:
Epidemiology
Term:
2nd term
Credits:
1 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Thursday,  1:30 - 2:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Bonnielin Swenor
Course Instructor:
Resources:
Prerequisite:

340.601 or anotherintroductory level epidemiology course and 140.621

Description:

Lectures and group discussions present the pathology, clinical manifestations, epidemiology, treatment, and control of the major blinding diseases, including diabetic retinopathy, cataract, glaucoma, trachoma, and age-related macular degeneration, as well as refractive error and ocular complications of Ebola and Zika.

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
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on class participation and a paper.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required