Wesley C Van Voorhis
Credit/no-credit only. Prerequisite: permission of Graduate Program Adviser.
The objective of this course is to teach various health science students about the pathophysiology, epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment with limited-resources, and resolution of disease conditions that are more commonly seen in less-developed countries or resource-limited settings.
Student learning goals
Syndromic management of tropical diseases
Pathophysiology of tropical diseases
Epidemiology of tropical diseases
General method of instruction
Expert topics in Tropical Medicine with PowerPoint presentations, readings, and a suggested textbook
Professional graduate students interested in delivering health care services to people living in tropical climates, less-developed countries, or resource-limited settings. Students should have some general background knowledge of microbiology, disease pathophysiology, and clinical health care, although this is not required. Nursing students, public health students, and second-year (and beyond) medical students would most benefit from this course, though first-year medical students have enjoyed it as preparation for electives abroad. The course has been approved by the School of Medicine for Non-Clinical Selective Credit.
Class assignments and grading
Pass/Fail, a 2 page paper is required near the end of the class.
Attendance and completion of a satisfactory paper leads to a pass.