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Neglected Tropical Diseases
EPI 261 Winter 2017 (2 units)


& Biostatistics

OBJECTIVES

This course will provide an overview of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), especially those transmitted by vectors (arthropods, snails), their public health importance, and strategies for their control. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify key components of NTDs, including the features that result from vector-borne transmission, relevant biology of specific vectors, and field methods for investigating these diseases;
  • Apply information related to strategies for prevention and control of NTDs and malaria, including mass drug administration, diagnosis and treatment of individual cases, vector control, vaccines, and behavioral modification; and
  • Demonstrate specific knowledge of the interaction of NTDs with poverty, housing conditions, occupational exposures and specific microenvironments, and how these factors affect control and elimination efforts.
PREREQUISITES

None.

FACULTY

Course Director:

Caryn Bern, MD, MPH
email: caryn.bern2@ucsf.edu

Lecturer: Roland Gosling, MSc, PhD
email: goslingr@globalhealth.ucsf.edu

FORMAT

Course content will be delivered through weekly interactive lectures. These will take place on Mondays, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Jan. 9 to Mar. 20.

All course materials and handouts will be posted on the course's online syllabus.


GRADING

Grading is based on the following distribution:

  • Class participation (50%), and
  • Class presentation (50%).

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ENROLLMENT

To apply for this course, please fill out and submit the application below. Course fees are covered by the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. The deadline for application is December 23, 2016. Only one application needs to be completed for all courses desired during the quarter.

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