Chronic Diseases in Low and Middle Income Countries: Prevalence and Epidemiology
- 3rd term
- International Health
- 4 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2020 - 2021
- Instruction Method:
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:
- Describe the epidemiology, pathogenesis and diagnosis of major chronic diseases in low and middle-income countries
- Explain the role that environmental exposures have in chronic disease development
- Apply concepts learned to develop programs to research, prevent and manage Chronic Diseases in LMICS
- Methods of Assessment:
This course is evaluated as follows:
- 20% Participation
- 30% Group Project(s)
- 30% Final Project
- 20% Quizzes
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required
- Special Comments:
Course will be offered in 3rd term instead of 2nd.