PUBLIC HEALTH DIMENSIONS OF GLOBAL TUBERCULOSIS CONTROL: NEW TOOLS AND INTERVENTIONS Syllabus

340.681.11 | AY 2013-2014 - Summer Inst. Term | 2 Credit(s)
MTWThF 1:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    Faculty
    Jaap Broekmans
    Jonathan Golub
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • 1) make strategic and operational decisions in developing and implementing tuberculosis programs
    • evaluate the global disease burden and the status of the global response
    • recognize the challenges of TB-HIV, MDR- and XDR-TB and PPM-DOTS
    • describe the public health dynamics of tuberculosis programs
    • demonstrate the importance of (operational) research into new tools and interventions
  • Course Description
    Reviews the public health dimensions of global tuberculosis control. Examines the global disease burden and its economic impact with a special reference to the high-burden countries. Describes the history and current status of the global response, including a critical examination of the DOTS Strategy, the new Stop TB Strategy and the role of newly established global institutions (e.g. Stop TB Partnership, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Gates Foundation). Examines the challenges of TB-HIV, MDR- and XDR-TB, and Public Private Mix -DOTS. Highlights research into new tools and interventions. Illustrates national program implementation using concrete examples from the experience in high-burden countries such as Tanzania, Vietnam, Indonesia and China.

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    Discusses the practice of tuberculosis control from the perspective of urban TB control (the Rotterdam experience) in the Netherlands. In the Comstock exercise students review, discuss and present on relevant articles from TB literature on a self-selected topic (e.g. New tools and interventions, MDR-TB, TB-HIV, Impact of TB control, etc.)

  • Intended Audience
    Graduate Summer Institute participants and JHSPH students

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    Senior public health researchers and managers. Graduate students in Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases and International Health

  • Methods of Assessment
    Group Project

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    Student group presentation in class on the Comstock exercise. Grades will be assigned to the group as a whole.

  • Prerequisites

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    No prerequisite requiered. This course can be followed independently from 340.612.01 "Epidemiologic Basis for Tuberculosis control" offered in 1st term (on-line) and 3rd term

  • Course Schedule

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

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  • Contact Information(from old syllabus)

    Richard Chaisson, MD

    Eric Nuermberger, MD

    Rob van Hest, MD

    Neel Gandhi, MD

    Eric Pevzner, MD

    Shreya Patel
    Email: sspatel@jhsph.edu

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