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

East Baltimore
Summer Inst. term
International Health
4 credits
Academic Year:
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method:
Hybrid In-person and Synchronous Online
Mon 07/18/2022 - Fri 07/22/2022
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th F,  9:00am - 5:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
William Checkley

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


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. Includes both traditional lectures as well as case studies. Gains 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