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Fall 2006

Department of Population and International Health and the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Dr. R. Cash
3.0 credits
Lectures, case studies. Three 2-hour sessions each week.

This course thoroughly reviews the epidemiology of infectious diseases of public health importance in developing countries. Emphasizes epidemiologic patterns of bacterial and viral diseases as they relate to different geographic and socioeconomic environments. Stresses methods of disease surveillance, especially with regard to prevention and control.
Course Activities: Case studies are extensively used with student teams proposing solutions to the problems.
Course Note: Ordinal grading option only. (5.06)

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