About The Course
Welcome Message

Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS IN PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE (380.761.01), a course offered by the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Course Description

Considers features of sexually transmitted diseases relevant to their control, reviewing the natural history of the infections and laboratory diagnosis. Emphasizes public health practice control measures, including policy, behavior intervention, and medical screening/treatment intervention of sexually transmitted diseases.

Course Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the clinical aspects of common STIs including their sequelae
  • Define the epidemiology of selected STIs
  • Explain the theoretical and practical issues related to the design and implementation of STI control intervention
  • Describe the impact of laboratory-based versus syndromic based management strategies on the epidemiology, prevention and control of STIs
  • Describe the economic, social, and political issues influencing development and implementation of STI control programs and supporting policies
  • Demonstrate competence in the development and delivery of a STI-related policy options paper and briefing for decision making by a policy maker (a presentation illustrating the integration of clinical and public health evidence based discuss for policy

Course Time

Tue Thu   1:30 PM to 3:20 PM

Course Faculty

Working knowledge of Epidemiology; Public Health Biology 550.630 or equivalent which may include professional experience.

Intended Audience

Public Health Graduate Students

Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: Policy presentation involving powerpoint slides and supporting documentation, class participation, and final examination.

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

Administrative Contact

Terry Hogan
E-mail: thogan@jhsph.edu