EPIDEMIOLOGY OF HIV/AIDS Syllabus
The course director is Dr. Homayoon Farzadegan, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology.
The course teaching assistant is:
Kimberly Stein email@example.com
The course administrator is Ayesha Khan firstname.lastname@example.org
This course will deal with the epidemiology of infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and AIDS. Current knowledge of the natural history, biology, virology, epidemiology and clinical aspects of AIDS as well as treatment and vaccine clinical trials against HIV will be reviewed. Descriptive, analytic and experimental epidemiologic studies will be critically reviewed to provide a synthesis of our current understanding of the pathogenesis of this infectious disease. No prerequisites. However, an understanding of basic science concepts and biology will be assumed. Basic epidemiological principles and other quantitative skills will prove useful in understanding the distribution of the disease and in interpreting research findings
Course Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Establish a discuss base on basic science of HIV infection and host response
- Recognize and compare HIV/AIDS epidemics at the global level
- Explain the basis of clinical management of HIV infection at individual and population levels
- Describe the science and epidemiology of HIV drug resistance
- Analyze the economic impact of HIV treatments
- Compare risk factors for HIV infection and the behavioral interventions for prevention of HIV infection
- Discuss several aspects of legal issues in the HIV/AIDS field
- Predict future issues and trends of HIV/AIDS by Discussing the concept of HIV candidate vaccines, the economic burden of HIV/AIDS in the world, and the future projections of HIV/AIDS cases during the upcoming decade
Virology and Pathogenesis of HIV
Natural History of HIV/AIDS
HIV Prevention in the USA
Pandemic of HIV/AIDS
Future Projections for Epidemic
Pre- and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
HIV and Male Circumcision
HIV Harm Reduction
MTCT of HIV
HIV and Tuberculosis
Issues on HIV Vaccine
Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.
Intended AudienceJHSPH studetns and SI participants
Methods of Assessment
Student evaluation is based on attendance. Students are required to attend all 5 class sessions and both noontime seminars. There will be a sign-in sheet that will be available at the end of each class and seminar. Please be sure to sign-in before leaving for the day. Your attendance is very important to your learning experience.
Additional Faculty Notes:
1. Stine, G. (2012). AIDS Update 2012.
2. Weeks B. (2009). AIDS: The Biological Basis
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.
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