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    University of North Texas Health Science Center
   
 
  Nov 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

MEDE 8340 Special Topics in International Medicine


3 SCH. Infectious disease in an international context has clearly become a relevant consideration of the contemporary clinical curriculum. The recent Ebola outbreak and myriad other emerging diseases have demonstrated that understanding the consequence of disease in a Global context is critical to ensuring the health and safety of all populations. The students will be provided a comprehensive overview of tropical medicine from a clinical perspective with special consideration of the consequences that disease events in developing and under-served countries have on the broader global population. The course provides a broad overview of common diseases in developing and tropical countries with a special focus on ¿diseases of poverty.¿ The epidemiology, pathophysiology, surveillance, treatment, containment and prevention of select tropical, infectious and emerging diseases thoroughly considered. Each topic will include a post-test and the course will culminate with a comprehensive final exam. This class is required for all TCOM students pursuing the Global Health Graduate Certificate and requires pre-approval for School of Public Health students.
Offered Fall and Spring
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