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223.688.11
Intestinal 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 08/02/2021 - Fri 08/06/2021
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th F,  8:30am - 2:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
Contact:
Robert Gilman
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. Addresses clinical presentation, life cycle, distribution, prevention, and treatment of intestinal helminthes, including Ascaris, Trichuris, Strongyloides, and hookworm. Addresses interactions between parasites, diarrhea, and malnutrition along with treatment, prevention and control strategies, and oral rehydration therapy. Covers Cysticercosis and hydatid disease. Includes laboratory sessions and practical lab experience.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Explain 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