About The Course
Welcome Message

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.

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.

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

Course Time

Tue Thu   1:30 PM to 2:50 PM


Understanding of basic biomedical concepts and terminology

Intended Audience

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

Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

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

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

Administrative Contact

David Sack
E-mail: dsack@jhsph.edu