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

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

    • understand the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of several major tropical intestinal diseases
    • list public health preventive and control measures for the major intestinal diseases in the tropics
    • recognize important protozoal and worm pathogens as presented in laboratory specimens
  • Course Description
    Provides an overview of the epidemiology, presentation, and effects of microbial, protozoan, and viral intestinal infections, including Salmonella, Shigella, cholera, typhoid, rotavirus, amebiasis, dysentery, H. pylori, Campylobacter, Cryptopsoridium, Cyclospora, and Giardia. Clinical presentation, life cycle, distribution, prevention, and treatment of intestinal helminthes, including Ascaris, Trichuris, Strongyloides, and hookworm are addressed. Interactions between parasites, diarrhea, and malnutrition, are addressed, along with treatment, prevention and control strategies, and oral rehydration therapy. Cysticercosis and hydatid disease are also be covered. Includes laboratory sessions and practical lab experience.
  • 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, midterm exam and final exam.
  • Prerequisites
    Bachelors with higher degree in fields as nursing, engineering, biological/social sciences.
  • Course Schedule

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

  • Course Fee
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