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Chronic Diseases in Low and Middle income Countries: Prevalence and Epidemiology

3rd Term
International Health
Academic Year
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method
Asynchronous Online with Some Synchronous Online
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Next Offered
2024 - 2025
Introduces students to the major transitional diseases in low and middle-income countries. Includes lectures on detail-specific chronic diseases, stressing such areas as significance, prevention, diagnosis and management. Gains a basic foundation of the epidemiology and challenges in the management of chronic diseases in low and middle-income countries, which prepares them to work with research programs and international organizations.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Describe the epidemiology, pathogenesis and diagnosis of major chronic diseases in low and middle-income countries
  2. Explain the role that environmental exposures have in chronic disease development
  3. Apply concepts learned to develop programs to research, prevent and manage Chronic Diseases in LMICS
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 40% Participation
  • 20% Quizzes
  • 40% Discussion Board
Special Comments

Course will be offered in 3rd term instead of 2nd.