About The Course
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Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for INTESTINAL INFECTIONS IN THE TROPICS (223.688.11), a course offered by the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Course Description

Provides an overview of the epidemiology, presentation, and effects of microbial, protozoan, and viral intestinal infections, including Salmonella, Shigella, cholera, typhoid, rotavirus, amebiasis, dysentery, H. pylori, Campylobacter, Cryptopsoridium, Cyclospora, and Giardia. Clinical presentation, life cycle, distribution, prevention, and treatment of intestinal helminthes, including Ascaris, Trichuris, Strongyloides, and hookworm are addressed. Interactions between parasites, diarrhea, and malnutrition, are addressed, along with treatment, prevention and control strategies, and oral rehydration therapy. Cysticercosis and hydatid disease are also be covered. Includes laboratory sessions and practical lab experience.

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Course Learning Objectives

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

  • understand the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of several major tropical intestinal diseases
  • list public health preventive and control measures for the major intestinal diseases in the tropics
  • recognize important protozoal and worm pathogens as presented in laboratory specimens

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Course Time

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri   8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

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Course Faculty
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Prerequisites

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

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Intended Audience

Continuing part-time MPH students and special students limited. Current JHSPH, SON and SOM students are also eligible.

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Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: Class participation, midterm exam and final exam.

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

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Administrative Contact

Ashley Simmons
E-mail: tropmed@jhsph.edu
Ashley Simmons
E-mail: asimmons@jhsph.edu

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