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Improving Tropical Health in the Context of Climate Change

Course Status

East Baltimore
Summer Institute
International Health
Academic Year
2024 - 2025
Instruction Method
Start Date
Monday, July 8, 2024
End Date
Friday, July 12, 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

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 Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Identify the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of several major tropical diseases, including malaria, TB and the neglected tropical diseases
  2. List preventive and control measures for diseases in the tropics
  3. 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)
Special Comments

This is the onsite section of a course also held virtually/online. You are responsible for the modality in which you register.