CLINICAL AND EPIDEMIOLOGIC ASPECTS OF TROPICAL DISEASES Syllabus
Course Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Discuss the major infectious diseases that are prevalent and of public health importance in tropical and developing countries.
- the clinical presentations of many of the tropical diseases of public health importance, including their modes of transmission, geographic distribution, means of diagnosis and modes of treatment
- the resources available for gathering information on other tropical diseases not covered in the course
- the general recommendations for travelers visiting developing countries where transmission of tropical diseases is a risk
Discusses major parasitic, viral, and bacterial diseases of developing countries. Presents clinical aspects of the disease, including diagnosis and treatment, and epidemiological aspects.
Physicians, nurses, public health professionals, and others who are involved in public health programs.
Methods of Assessment
Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on class presentation and a final exam.
Grading Restrictions: Letter grade
Understanding of basic biomedical concepts and terminology
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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