HEALTHCARE EPIDEMIOLOGY Syllabus

340.641.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 3rd Term | 4 Credit(s)
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives
    Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to: •Introduce the principles of counting/identifying healthcare-associated infections, organisms resistant to antimicrobial agents, or organisms that are epidemiologically important. •review their epidemiology, and the risk factors for developing colonization and infection. •Review the data supporting important infection control and antibiotic management strategies for the types of infections and for certain epidemiologically important organisms. •Effectively respond to questions about exposure to communicable diseases and appropriate prevention and control strategies. •Explain the impact that healthcare associated infections have on patient safety.
  • Course Description

    Introduces the history, descriptive epidemiology, surveillance methods, and economics of exploration of the most important factors influencing nosocomial infections, especially those in pediatric and adult services. Describes and analyzes methods for control of nosocomial infection, including primary and secondary interventions. Also discusses alternative interventions and parallels between contemporary and traditional approaches in developing countries.

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on mid-term and final exams, and a paper.

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • 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.