Improving Tropical Health in the Context of Climate Change
2023 - 2024
Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Friday, January 19, 2024
Tu, W, Th, F, 8:30am - 6:30pm
Bachelors with higher degree in fields as nursing, engineering, biological/social sciences
Provides a broad overview of select tropical medicine and public health issues. Highlights specific tropical diseases and case studies stressing diagnosis, treatment, and implementation of preventive and control measures. Introduces students to clinical tropical medicine and travel medicine. Includes specific topics: the etiology, biology, epidemiology, and clinical presentation of enteritides, intestinal protozoa and helminths, cysticercosis and hydatid disease, hepatitis, viral and arboviral infections, and malaria. Includes practical lab experience in parasitology and diagnosis. Prepares students working with current and emerging health problems in developing countries.
Learning ObjectivesUpon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Identify the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of several major tropical diseases, including malaria, TB and the neglected tropical diseases
- List preventive and control measures for diseases in the tropics
- Recognize major protozoal and worm pathogens as presented in laboratory specimens
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
- 10% Participation
- 90% Exam(s)
This is the virtual/online section of a course also held onsite. You are responsible for the modality in which you register.