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

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

    • identify and implement control measures for select chronic diseases
    • provide examples of specific diseases which have transitioned from being classified as infectious diseases to being classified as chronic diseases
    • apply concepts learned to prevent, diagnose and manage chronic diseases discussed in the course
  • Course Description
    Introduces students to the major transitional diseases in low and middle income countries. Lectures detail specific chronic diseases, stressing such areas as significance, prevention, diagnosis, management and the implementation of control measures. Sessions include both traditional lectures as well as case studies. Students gain a basic foundation in chronic diseases in low and middle income countries, which prepares them to work with research programs and international organizations.
  • Intended Audience
    students interested in studying transitional diseases in middle and low income countries with an emphasis on chronic, non-communicable diseases.
  • Methods of Assessment
    90% exam and 10% class participation
  • Prerequisites
    Bachelor degree and pursuing or earned higher degree in fields such as medicine, 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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