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223.688.11
Intestinal Infections in the Tropics

Cancelled

Location:
East Baltimore
Term:
Summer Inst. term
Department:
International Health
Credits:
4 credits
Academic Year:
2020 - 2021
Instruction Method:
TBD
Dates:
Mon 07/20/2020 - Fri 07/24/2020
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th F,  8:30am - 5:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Undergrads Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
Contact:
Lisa Nance
Resources:
Prerequisite:

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

Description:

Provides an overview of the epidemiology, presentation, and effects of microbial, protozoan, and viral intestinal infections, including Salmonella, Shigella, cholera, typhoid, rotavirus, amebiasis, dysentery, H. pylori, Campylobacter, Cryptopsoridium, Cyclospora, and Giardia. Clinical presentation, life cycle, distribution, prevention, and treatment of intestinal helminthes, including Ascaris, Trichuris, Strongyloides, and hookworm are addressed. Interactions between parasites, diarrhea, and malnutrition, are addressed, along with treatment, prevention and control strategies, and oral rehydration therapy. Cysticercosis and hydatid disease are also be covered. Includes laboratory sessions and practical lab experience.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Understand the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of several major tropical intestinal diseases
  2. List public health preventive and control measures for the major intestinal diseases in the tropics
  3. Recognize important protozoal and worm pathogens as presented in laboratory specimens
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 20% Participation
  • 40% Midterm
  • 40% Final Exam

Instructor Consent:

No consent required