Epidemiologic Basis for Tuberculosis Control
June 14 - June 30, 2021
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 (TB). Topics include diagnosis and treatment of latent TB infection and active TB disease; risk factors for latent and active TB; TB control strategies including preventive therapy, case-finding, vaccination, and chemoprophylaxis; and elements of control programs in developed and undeveloped areas. Presentation of assigned reading topics by students provides the basis for online group discussions. (2 academic credits)
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:
Student evaluation based on online presentation of assigned reading topics, participation in online discussions of the TB literature, online quizzes and participation in Live Talks.
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