VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES IN THE TROPICS Syllabus

223.684.11 | AY 2013-2014 - Summer Inst. Term | 4 Credit(s)
MTWThF 8:30:00 AM
  • Contact Information
    Faculty
    David Sullivan
    Robert Gilman
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • identify key vector-borne diseases for the tropics
    • recognize the clinical presentation, treatment, epidemiology, and control of dengue, hemorrhagic fevers, and other arboviral infections, including malaria
    • Discuss the biology, global distribution, etiology, transmission, impact, diagnosis, treatment and control of vector borne diseases relevant to the tropics, such as yellow fever, typhus, trypanosomes, leishmaniasis, filariasis and Onchoceriasis, Borrel
  • Course Description
    Focuses on vector-borne diseases prominent in tropical infections. Areas of emphasis are global epidemiology, diagnosis, clinical presentations, pathophysiology, and treatment of microorganisms as well as characterization and control of vectors. Laboratory sessions integrate clinical cases and pathology. Principal diseases covered include malaria, African and American trypansomiasis, leishmaniasis, filariasis, yellow fever, dengue, hemorrhagic fevers, Bartonella, Lyme, Rickettsial, plague and toxoplasmosis.
  • Intended Audience
    Continuing part-time MPH students and special students limited. Current JHSPH, SON and SOM students interested in tropical medicine are also eligible.
  • Methods of Assessment

    Class participation and final exam.

  • Prerequisites
    Bachelors degree, and a higher degree in fields as nursing, engineering, biological/social sciences strongly recommended.
  • Course Schedule

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

  • Course Fee
    $30.00
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