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223.660.13 Tropical Medicine and Parasitology

International Health
Winter Inst. term
4 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th F,  9:00am - 5:30pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Lisa Nance
Course Instructors:

Bachelors with higher degree in fields as nursing, engineering, biological/social sciences


Provides a broad overview of select tropical medicine and public health issues. Highlights specific tropical diseases and case studies stressing diagnosis, treatment, and implementation of preventive and control measures. Introduces students to clinical tropical medicine and travel medicine. Specific topics include the etiology, biology, epidemiology, and clinical presentation of enteritides, intestinal protozoa and helminths, cysticercosis and hydatid disease, hepatitis, tuberculosis, viral and arboviral infections, malaria, and some STDs. Sessions include practical lab experience in parasitology and diagnosis. Prepares students working with current and emerging health problems in developing countries.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Understand the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of several major tropical diseases, including malaria, TB and the neglected tropical diseases
  2. List preventive and control measures for diseases in the tropics
  3. Recognize major protozoal and worm pathogens as presented in laboratory specimens
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation is based on the final exam and class participation.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required