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Epidemiologic Basis for Tuberculosis Control

East Baltimore
1st term
2 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Hybrid In-person and Synchronous Online
Class Times:
  • Tuesday,  1:30 - 3:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Jonathan Golub
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

Considers subjects and epidemiologic principles relevant to control measures against tuberculosis. Includes the following topics: source and interpretation of tuberculin sensitivity; risk factors; prevention by case-finding and treatment, vaccination, and chemoprophylaxis; and elements of control programs in developed and undeveloped areas. Offers lectures, group projects and review of the tuberculosis literature as the primary components.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Describe the epidemiology of tuberculosis
  2. Explain the basic concepts of tuberculosis infection, disease, prevention and treatment, and the correlation between HIV infection and tuberculosis
  3. Evaluate tuberculosis literature and apply it to tuberculosis control needs of the present and future in both industrialized and non-industrialized populations
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 50% Presentation(s)
  • 10% LiveTalks
  • 10% Participation
  • 30% Final Exam

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

PHS undergraduates only must obtain permission to take the course from the course instructor

For consent, contact:

Jointly Offered With:
Special Comments:

off-site students should select this section