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Epidemiologic Basis for Tuberculosis Control

June 12 - June 30, 2023
Location: Online
2 Credits
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

Course Instructors:


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.

Learning Objectives:

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%
2) Assignments 30%
3) Participation 10%
4) LiveTalks 10%
5) Final Exam 30%


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