EPIDEMIOLOGIC BASIS FOR TUBERCULOSIS CONTROL Syllabus

340.612.11 | AY 2013-2014 - Summer Inst. Term | 2 Credit(s)
MTWThF 1:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives
    1. Describe the epidemiology of tuberculosis 2. Explain the basic concepts of tuberculosis infection, disease, prevention and treatment, and the correlation between HIV infection and tuberculosis 3. Evaluate tuberculosis literature and apply it to tuberculosis control needs of the present and future in both industrialized and non-industrialized populations
  • Course Description

    Considers subjects and epidemiologic principles relevant to control measures against tuberculosis. Topics include source and interpretation of tuberculin sensitivity; risk factors; prevention by case-finding and treatment, vaccination, and chemoprophylaxis; and elements of control programs in developed and undeveloped areas. Presentation of assigned reading topics provides the basis for group discussions.

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on participation in presentations and a final paper.

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • Academic Ethics Code

    The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:

    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.

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