Raymond Scott Mcclelland
A review of major infectious disease problems of the developing world, including AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, measles, and diarrhea, with an emphasis on public health control strategies.
Course Objectives: 1) Gain knowledge of the epidemiology of infectious diseases encountered in the developing world; 2) Learn about public health strategies for prevention and treatment of infectious diseases in resource-limited settings; 3) Consider how research informs public health policy and action; 4) Learn to critically analyze international infectious diseases research; 5) Consider research questions of importance in the field; 6) Gain an understanding of both the opportunities and obstacles encountered in infectious disease research in resource-limited countries.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
There will be a combination of guest lectures and class discussion of the assigned papers and lecture topics. In addition, students will present and discuss their research proposals.
Graduate student status and completion of Epidemiology 511 or 512 and 513 is required.
Class assignments and grading
Readings from the literature will be assigned for each lecture. Students are expected to complete the readings prior to class and to develop 2 ? 3 written questions based on the reading. Students will also prepare a research proposal on the infectious diseases topic of their choosing, addressing some epidemiologic issue involving infectious disease in resource-limited settings.
Grades are based upon class participation and on the term paper (research proposal).