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Tropical Medicine and Parasitology

East Baltimore
Winter Inst. term
International Health
4 credits
Academic Year:
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method:
Hybrid In-person and Synchronous Online
Tue 01/17/2023 - Fri 01/20/2023
Class Times:
  • Tu W Th F,  8:30am - 6:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Undergrads Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Kelly DeToy

Bachelors with higher degree in fields as nursing, engineering, biological/social sciences


Provides a broad overview of select tropical medicine and public health issues. Highlights specific tropical diseases and case studies stressing diagnosis, treatment, and implementation of preventive and control measures. Introduces students to clinical tropical medicine and travel medicine. Includes specific topics: the etiology, biology, epidemiology, and clinical presentation of enteritides, intestinal protozoa and helminths, cysticercosis and hydatid disease, hepatitis, viral and arboviral infections, and malaria. Includes practical lab experience in parasitology and diagnosis. Prepares students working with current and emerging health problems in developing countries.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Identify the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of several major tropical diseases, including malaria, TB and the neglected tropical diseases
  2. List preventive and control measures for diseases in the tropics
  3. Recognize major protozoal and worm pathogens as presented in laboratory specimens
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 10% Participation
  • 90% Exam(s)

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

This is the onsite section of a course also held virtually/online. You are responsible for the modality in which you register.