INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND CHILD SURVIVAL Syllabus

223.663.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 3rd Term | 3 Credit(s)
MW 1:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    Faculty
    Andy Ruff
    Kawsar Talaat
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • describe the major infectious causes of pediatric morbidity and mortality
    • describe current methods available to control or prevent these diseases
    • contrast control/prevention measures used in the developed and developing world
    • give a concise, coherent presentation on a course-related topic to faculty and peers
  • Course Description
    Reviews the major causes of childhood morbidity and mortality in the developed and developing world, and introduces intervention strategies. Reviews infectious disease problems contributing to childhood morbidity and mortality worldwide, including (but not limited to) HIV, TB, polio, tetanus, diarrheal disease, ARI, helminth infections, and measles. Emphasizes epidemiology, strategies for prevention and control, and differences between developed and developing countries.
  • Intended Audience
    Graduate students in the JHSPH.
  • Methods of Assessment
    Student evaluation based on an oral presentation, mid-term examination and class participation.
  • 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.

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