340.640.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 2nd Term | 1 Credit(s)
T 3:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • To understand fundamental pathology and clinical manifestations of major blinding eye diseases
    • To be able to describe features of the epidemiology, treatment, and control of the major blinding diseases
    • To write a short paper describing a new reserch project addressing risk factors for a major blinding eye disease
    • To experience a true, inescapable, class deadline for a paper which prepares students for the real world of grant deadlines
  • Course Description

    Lectures and small group discussions present the pathology, clinical manifestations, epidemiology, treatment, and control of the major blinding diseases, including cataract, glaucoma, onchocerciasis, trachoma, vitamin A deficiency, and age-related macular degeneration.

  • Intended Audience

    Public health ophthalmology students

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on class participation and a paper.

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • Prerequisites

    340.601, and 140.621 or former 140.601

  • Academic Ethics Code

    The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Disability Support Services

    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact Betty H. Addison in the Office of Student Life Services: baddison@jhsph.edu, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.