SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS IN PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE Syllabus
Course Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Describe the clinical aspects of common STIs including their sequelae
- Define the epidemiology of selected STIs
- Explain the theoretical and practical issues related to the design and implementation of STI control intervention
- Describe the impact of laboratory-based versus syndromic based management strategies on the epidemiology, prevention and control of STIs
- Describe the economic, social, and political issues influencing development and implementation of STI control programs and supporting policies
- Demonstrate competence in the development and delivery of a STI-related policy options paper and briefing for decision making by a policy maker (a presentation illustrating the integration of clinical and public health evidence based discuss for policy
Considers features of sexually transmitted diseases relevant to their control, reviewing the natural history of the infections and laboratory diagnosis. Emphasizes public health practice control measures, including policy, behavior intervention, and medical screening/treatment intervention of sexually transmitted diseases.
Public Health Graduate Students
Methods of Assessment
Grading Policy: Policy presentation involving powerpoint slides and supporting documentation, class participation, and final examination.
Grading Restrictions: Letter grade
Working knowledge of Epidemiology; Public Health Biology 550.630 or equivalent which may include professional experience.
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
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