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Clinical, Epidemiologic, and Climate Change factors of Enteric Infections in the Tropics

Summer Institute
International Health
Academic Year
2024 - 2025
Instruction Method
Synchronous Online
Start Date
Monday, August 5, 2024
End Date
Friday, August 9, 2024
Class Time(s)
M, Tu, W, Th, F, 9:00am - 5:30pm
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
One Year Only
Next Offered
Only offered in 2024

Bachelor’s degree and preferably a higher degree in fields such as nursing, engineering, biological/social sciences, but applicants from other backgrounds are welcome to confirm their eligibility by contacting the course instructor.

Provides an overview of the epidemiology, presentation, and effects of microbial, protozoan, and viral intestinal infections, including Salmonella, Shigella, cholera, typhoid, rotavirus, amebiasis, dysentery, H. pylori, Campylobacter, Cryptopsoridium, Cyclospora, and Giardia. Addresses clinical presentation, life cycle, distribution, prevention, and treatment of intestinal helminthes, including Ascaris, Trichuris, Strongyloides, and hookworm. Addresses interactions between parasites, diarrhea, and malnutrition along with treatment, prevention and control strategies, and oral rehydration therapy. Covers Cysticercosis and hydatid disease. Includes laboratory sessions and practical lab experience.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Explain the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of several major tropical intestinal diseases
  2. List public health preventive and control measures for the major intestinal diseases in the tropics
  3. Recognize important protozoal and worm pathogens as presented in laboratory specimens
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 20% Participation
  • 80% Final Exam
Special Comments

• This is a hybrid course with both a synchronous online (223.688.49) section and an in-person section (223.688.11). Please choose the modality you need (either online or in-person) when registering.
• All students will be expected to attend classes synchronously. Exceptions will be considered. Requests to attend class asynchronously should be sent to the course instructor prior to registration.
• The course schedule will include break times