TUBERCULOSIS, HIV AND OTHER CHRONIC INFECTIONS IN THE TROPICS Syllabus

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

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

    • describe the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of TB, HIV and the major chronic tropical infections
    • characterize preventive and control policies for these diseases in the tropics
    • understand how integrating public health and development policies can strengthen control of these chronic infections in resource-poor settings
  • Course Description
    Covers the history, clinical presentation, epidemiological factors, new diagnostic techniques, treatment, and control of tuberculosis. Addresses pathophysiology, clinical presentation, ecology, and effects of HIV/AIDS on developing countries, their populations, and resource utilization. Additional topics include other chronic infections that have global public health importance. Emphasizes: integrating policies addressing TB, HIV/AIDS, other infections and poverty in resource-poor settings and how these interactions influence control strategies.
  • Intended Audience
    Continuing part-time MPH students and special students limited. Current JHSPH, SON and SOM students are also eligible.
  • Methods of Assessment

    Class participation and final exam.

  • 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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