Comprehensive overview of the public health, clinical, and laboratory aspects of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and disease. Topics include the pathogenesis, natural history, and management of HIV infections. The impact of HIV/AIDS on community and global healthcare and prospects for prevention and control. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: jointly with MED 530/G H 562; A.
This course will present a comprehensive overview of the public health, clinical, and laboratory aspects of AIDS. Topics will include the epidemiology, pathogenesis, natural history, clinical manifestations, and management of HIV infection. The impact of AIDS on community and global health care and prospects for prevention and control will also be covered. This course will be conducted in a seminar format with presenters lecturing on their area of expertise.
Student learning goals
1. Provide an overview of the HIV/AIDS epidemic domestically and internationally
2. Discuss behavioral and biological measures to prevent HIV transmission
3. Describe HIV clinical care for adults, children, and pregnant women in the US and developing countries
4. Understand how HIV immunology and pathogenesis impact HIV transmission, prevention efforts, vaccine development and treatment
General method of instruction
Lectures followed by discussion
No prerequisites. This course is appropriate for graduate students in public health, medicine, and other disciplines related to HIV/AIDS.
Class assignments and grading
1) Class participation is required. Students must contact the TA in advance if they are unable to attend class. 2) For each lecture, students must provide a written answer to one question related to the reading material for that lecture. Assigned readings and questions are available on the course website.