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223.667.11
Chronic Diseases in Low and Middle Income Countries: Prevalence and Epidemiology

Location:
Online/Virtual
Term:
Summer Inst. term
Department:
International Health
Credits:
4 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Synchronous Online with Some Asynchronous Online
Dates:
Mon 06/28/2021 - Fri 07/09/2021
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th F,  9:00am - 12:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
Contact:
William Checkley
Resources:
Prerequisite:

Bachelor degree and pursuing or earned higher degree in fields such as medicine, nursing, engineering, biological/social sciences

Description:

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. Explain the role that environmental exposures have in chronic disease development
  3. Apply concepts learned to develop programs to research, prevent and manage Chronic Diseases in LMICS
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 70% Participation
  • 30% Quizzes

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

Course fee for printed class materials