223.660.13 | AY 2013-2014 - Winter I Term | 4 Credit(s)
MTWThF 1:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    Carlton A. Evans
    David Sullivan
    Robert Gilman
    William Moss
  • Course Learning Objectives

    Information not required for this course type

  • Course Description
    Provides a broad overview of select tropical medicine and public health issues. Highlights specific tropical diseases and case studies stressing diagnosis, treatment, and implementation of preventive and control measures. Introduces students to clinical tropical medicine and travel medicine. Specific topics include the etiology, biology, epidemiology, and clinical presentation of enteritides, intestinal protozoa and helminths, cysticercosis and hydatid disease, hepatitis, tuberculosis, viral and arboviral infections, malaria, and some STDs. Sessions include practical lab experience in parasitology and diagnosis. Prepares students working with current and emerging health problems in developing countries.

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    This year practical lab components will not be held; lab-related images and topics will be discussed in lectures.

  • Intended Audience
    Continuing part-time MPH students and special students limited. Current JHSPH, SON and SOM students are also eligible.
  • Methods of Assessment
    Student evaluation is based on the final exam and class participation.
  • Prerequisites
    Bachelors with higher degree in fields as nursing, engineering, biological/social sciences
  • Required Text(s)

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    There are no required textbooks for the course.  If students would like to purchase reference books for their own use during the course, Dr. Gilman recommends the following titles:


        *  Eddleston M. Oxford Handbook of Tropical Medicine. 3rd ed. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press; 2008.

        * Gill GV, Beeching N. Lecture Notes. Tropical Medicine. 6th ed. Chichester, West Sussex ; Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell; 2009.


    Both are available from  Other reference textbooks are be available at both the Welch Library and in Dr. Gilman's office (room W5515), and optional background readings will be available in the CoursePlus online library files.


    All course materials will be posed on the CoursePlus online resource system.  Please check often for updates and to access lecture slides and background readings.

  • Course Schedule

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

  • Academic Ethics Code

    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.

  • Welcome Message

    Welcome to the course "Tropical Medicine and Parasitology".  This year's schedule will start on Monday 7th at 1:30 pm and will finish on Friday 18th.  Please check the online library to view the detailed schedule.

  • Disability Support Services
    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact the Office of Student Life Services at 410-955-3034 or via email at