IPH-HIV: HIV/AIDS Studies

IPH-HIV: HIV/AIDS Studies

VIDEO OVERVIEW
COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course provides an in-depth overview of HIV/AIDS at the graduate level, with a focus on the international public health implications of this crisis, including:

  • history and background
  • retroviruses and the discovery of HIV
  • how HIV remains controversial
  • why Africa is especially affected
  • evidence-based global health policies to address AIDS/HIV.
COURSE OBJECTIVES / LEARNING OUTCOMES

The overall objectives of this course are:

  • To understand the history of HIV/AIDS
  • The understand the current state of knowledge on testing and treatment
  • To discuss ongoing controversies and their effect on policy
  • To have a clear perspective on the situation in Africa.

Course Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, the student is expected to able to:

  • be able to outline the complex history of HIV/AIDS
  • discuss basic virological concepts related to HIV/AIDS
  • engage in high level conversations regarding AIDS denialism
  • discuss the current state of affairs, per WHO reporting.
COURSE FACULTY
Dr Vijay Chattu

Dr. Vijay Kumar Chattu is a licensed medical doctor (registered in India and Trinidad & Tobago) & internationally accredited global health specialist with an MBBS, MD (Community Medicine) from Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sewagram and MPH in International Health Development from Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp (Belgium). Later he worked as a postdoc at Department of Epidemiology at UCLA under the NIH-Fogarty grant and recently did MPhil in Management from Stellenbosch University as well as a Post master’s Certificate in Global Mental Health from Harvard Medical School in 2014.

COURSE SYLLABUS