Epidemiologic Basis for Tuberculosis Control
June 12 - June 30, 2023
Course Number: 340.612.89
"The lectures were exceptional, and the organization and communication by faculty and TA were better than most of my prior experiences with online JHU courses. Top marks!" — Student, 2017
Considers subjects and epidemiologic principles relevant to control measures against tuberculosis. Includes the following topics: diagnosis of TB infection and disease; risk factors and epidemiology; prevention by case-finding and treatment, vaccination, and preventive therapy; pediatric TB; TB modeling; and elements of control programs in low-, middle-, and high-income settings. Offers lectures, group discussions, and review of the tuberculosis literature as the primary components.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe the epidemiology of tuberculosis
Explain the basic concepts of tuberculosis infection, disease, prevention and treatment, and the correlation between HIV infection and tuberculosis
Evaluate tuberculosis literature and apply it to tuberculosis control needs of the present and future in both industrialized and non-industrialized populations
Methods of Assessment:
1) Presentation(s) 20%
Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail