340.730.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 3rd Term | 2 Credit(s)
F 1:30:00 PM
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  • Course Learning Objectives
    Identify the techniques used to detect and quantify the presence of clinical and cardiovascular disease. This includes identification of atherosclerosis in vessels in cadavers and on pathology slides, and n by radiographic techniques including carotid echocardiography, coronary calcium scores using EBCT or Helical CT. Finally, students will be able to differentiate modalities for renal replacement and vascular access options, and be able to make clinical assessment of blood pressure and ankle/brachial index.
  • Course Description

    Familiarizes students with techniques used to detect and quantify the presence of clinical cardiovascular disease. Initially, students tour the hospital, medical records department, angiography, echocardiography, and vascular laboratories. Students as a group observe radiographic (CT and MRI) imaging of atherosclerosis and review gross and histological specimens of atherosclerosis in the pathology laboratory. In addition, each student makes direct observations of any one imaging technique including cardiac of carotid echocardiography, coronary of peripheral angiography, coronary calcium scores using EBCT or Helical CT, or clinical assessment of blood pressure and ankle/brachial index.

  • Intended Audience

    Masters and doctoral students in CVD Epidemiology.

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Final paper and presentation.

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • Prerequisites


  • 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.

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