380.761.01 | AY 2012-2013 - 3rd Term | 4 Credit(s)
TTh 1:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    Terry Hogan
  • 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 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.
  • Intended Audience
    Public Health Graduate Students

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    Public Health Graduate Students, Medical and Nursing Students, Public Health Students

  • Methods of Assessment

    Policy presentation involving powerpoint slides and supporting documentation, class participation, 2 quizzes and final presentation.

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    Quizzes (20%): The quiz will be “open book”, available through the Course Plus site. They will consist of true/false, multiple choice, fill-in the blanks and matching questions.  They will be graded separately, worth 10% each and based upon the Clinical Capsules and the Problem Statement.

    Project (65%): This will consist of the preparation of a problem statement, briefing memo, annotated bibliography and a 3-minute oral presentation regarding a specific STI issue. Each component of the project is graded separately: the briefing memo is worth 25% of the final grade, the annotated bibliography is worth 15%, and the presentation is worth 25%.
    Participation (15%): This will consist of not only your attendance in class, but your participation in class discussion and in the class exercises and the timely submission of your problem statement.
    The project consists of 65% of your overall grade in the class, and the midterm exam represents 25%, and your participation represents 10%. The values will be combined for a final grade, and the range for a mark of A is 91 – 100, B 81 – 90, and C 71 – 80
    Please review the academic ethics code and ask questions if you are unclear regarding the policy’s applicability to any evaluated work for this course:
  • Prerequisites
    Working knowledge of Epidemiology; Public Health Biology 550.630 or equivalent which may include professional experience.
  • Required Text(s)

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    No formal text for this class, however, there will be some required readings and these articles will be posted in Courseplus.

  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

  • Academic Ethics Code

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Disability Support Services
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