Infectious Diseases and Child Survival
- East Baltimore
- 3rd term
- International Health
- 3 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2019 - 2020
- Class Times:
- M W, 1:30 - 2:50pm
Reviews the major causes of childhood morbidity and mortality in the developed and developing world, and introduces intervention strategies. Reviews infectious disease problems contributing to childhood morbidity and mortality worldwide, including (but not limited to) HIV, TB, hepatitis, diarrheal disease, ARI, helminth infections, and measles. Emphasizes epidemiology, strategies for prevention and control, and differences between developed and developing countries.
- Learning Objectives:
- Describe the major infectious causes of pediatric morbidity and mortality
- Describe factors (including biologic factors such as age and gender) associated with the epidemiology, manifestations and outcome of major childhood infectious diseases
- Describe current methods available to control or prevent these diseases
- Contrast control/prevention measures used in the developed and developing world
- Give a concise, coherent presentation on a course-related topic to faculty and peers
- Methods of Assessment:
Student evaluation based on an oral presentation, 2 quizzes, a take-home mid-term examination and class participation.
- Enrollment Restriction:
Restricted to graduate students
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required
- Special Comments:
Background in international health or maternal and child health recommended but not required.