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223.685.49
Tuberculosis, HIV and Other Chronic Infections in the Tropics

Location:
East Baltimore
Term:
Summer Inst. term
Department:
International Health
Credits:
4 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
In-person
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 Instructor:
  • Carlton Evans
Contact:
Carlton Evans
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

Special Comments:

This is an onsite section of the class. The other section (.11) will be taught virtually at the same time. Onsite students will comply with JH Covid19 testing protocols. There will be a break at 10am for 15 minutes and a lunch break will be at 12:15pm for 30 minutes.