About The Course
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Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for CLINICAL AND EPIDEMIOLOGIC ASPECTS OF TROPICAL DISEASES (223.682.01), a course offered by the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Course Description

Discusses major parasitic, viral, and bacterial diseases of developing countries. Presents clinical aspects of the disease, including diagnosis and treatment, and epidemiological aspects.

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Course Learning Objectives

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

  • Discuss the major infectious diseases that are prevalent and of public health importance in tropical and developing countries.
  • the clinical presentations of many of the tropical diseases of public health importance, including their modes of transmission, geographic distribution, means of diagnosis and modes of treatment
  • the resources available for gathering information on other tropical diseases not covered in the course
  • the general recommendations for travelers visiting developing countries where transmission of tropical diseases is a risk

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Course Time

Tue Thu   1:30 PM to 2:50 PM

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Prerequisites

Understanding of basic biomedical concepts and terminology

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Intended Audience

Physicians, nurses, public health professionals, and others who are involved in public health programs.

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Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on class presentation and a final exam.

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

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Administrative Contact

David Sack
E-mail: dsack@jhsph.edu

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