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Domestic Immigrant Health Issues and Emerging Diseases

East Baltimore
3rd Term
International Health
Academic Year
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method
Class Time(s)
Friday, 10:00 - 11:50am
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Next Offered
2024 - 2025
Do you have an interest in emerging diseases and immigrant health? Learn more about the factors affecting emerging diseases and health issues among immigrant populations in the United States.
Focuses on diseases prominent in domestic immigrant populations. Emphasizes areas of epidemiology, diagnosis, clinical presentations, pathophysiology, strategies for treatment and control, and effects on immigrant populations. Covers principal diseases including diarrheal diseases, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, Cysticercosis, Chagas, and Malaria. Covers how the U.S. handles emerging diseases such as Ebola, Nipah, and Zika (e.g., Ebola in volunteers, etc). Examines special topics such as the effects of climate change on infectious disease.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Describe the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of the major diseases of domestic immigrant populations such as TB, HIV, Cysticercosis, Chagas, and Malaria
  2. Characterize strategies for treatment and control of these diseases in immigrant settings
  3. Evaluate the effect of these diseases on domestic immigrant populations, how this has changed over time (due to climate change, migration patterns, etc), and how to best address domestic immigrant health issues going forward
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 20% Participation
  • 40% Midterm
  • 40% Final Exam