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223.685.11
Tuberculosis, HIV and Other Chronic Infections in the Tropics

Location:
Online/Virtual
Term:
Summer Inst. term
Department:
International Health
Credits:
4 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Synchronous Online
Dates:
Mon 08/09/2021 - Fri 08/13/2021
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th F,  8:00am - 2:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Contact:
Carolina Cardona
Resources:
Description:

Covers the history, clinical presentation, epidemiological factors, new diagnostic techniques, treatment, and control of tuberculosis. Addresses pathophysiology, clinical presentation, ecology, and effects of HIV/AIDS on developing countries, their populations, and resource utilization. Includes additional topics such as other chronic infections that have global public health importance. Emphasizes integrating policies addressing TB, HIV/AIDS, other infections and poverty in resource-poor settings and how these interactions influence control strategies.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Describe the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of TB, HIV and the major chronic tropical infections
  2. Characterize preventive and control policies for these diseases in the tropics
  3. Explain how integrating public health and development policies can strengthen control of these chronic infections in resource-poor settings
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

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

Instructor Consent:

No consent required