Chronic Diseases in Low and Middle income Countries: Prevalence and Epidemiology
2022 - 2023
Asynchronous Online with Some Synchronous Online
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 ObjectivesUpon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Describe the epidemiology, pathogenesis and diagnosis of major chronic diseases in low and middle-income countries
- Explain the role that environmental exposures have in chronic disease development
- 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
Course will be offered in 3rd term instead of 2nd.