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

3rd term
International Health
4 credits
Academic Year:
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method:
Asynchronous Online with Some Synchronous Online
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Undergrads Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
William Checkley

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.


Introduces students to the major transitional diseases in low and middle-income countries. Includes lectures on detail-specific chronic diseases, stressing such areas as significance, prevention, diagnosis and management. Gains a 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:

  • 40% Participation
  • 20% Quizzes
  • 40% Discussion Board

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

Course will be offered in 3rd term instead of 2nd.