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223.667.81 Chronic Diseases in Low and Middle Income Countries: Prevalence and Epidemiology

International Health
3rd term
4 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
William Checkley
Course Instructor :

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


Introduces students to the major transitional diseases in low and middle income countries. Lectures detail specific chronic diseases, stressing such areas as significance, prevention, diagnosis and management. Sessions include both traditional lectures as well as case studies. Students gain basic foundation of the epidemiology and challenges in the management of chronic diseases in low and middle income countries, which prepares them to work with research programs and international organizations.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Describe the epidemiology, pathogenesis and diagnosis of major chronic diseases in low and middle-income countries.
  2. Provide examples of specific diseases which have transitioned from being classified as infectious diseases to being classified as chronic diseases
  3. Apply concepts learned to prevent, diagnose and manage chronic diseases discussed in the course
Methods of Assessment:

class participation 20%
quizzes 20%
group work and presentations 30%
Individual project 30%

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

Course will be offered in 3rd term instead of 2nd.