IPH-MTD: Malaria and Tropical Diseases

IPH-MTD: Malaria and Tropical Diseases

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course covers issues related to malaria as a major global health problem. Emphasizes the biology of malaria parasites and factors affecting their transmission to humans by anopheline vectors. Topics include host-parasite-vector relationships; diagnostics; parasite biology; vector biology; epidemiology; host immunity; risk factors associated with infection, human behavior, chemotherapy, and drug resistances; anti-vector measures; vaccine development; and management and policy issues. This course also covers other tropical and neglected diseases relevant to international public health policy.

  • Credit value: 3 (US standard) | 5 (ECTS standard)
  • Indicative duration (full time): 2-3 weeks
  • Indicative duration (part time): 4-6 week
  • Certificate: Yes

COURSE METHODOLOGY

This course is based on standard EUCLID methodology. Students may refer to the following resources:

  • Academic Guidelines (HQ version)
  • Academic Guidelines (most recent version even if unofficial)
  • Student Orientation Guidelines (most recent version even if unofficial)

COURSE OBJECTIVES | LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

  • use a mandated Word template
  • use Word styles (Heading 1, Heading 2, Normal, Quote)
  • understand the rules of US spelling and punctuation placement
  • understand the rules of UK spelling and punctuation placement
  • properly use various approved rules of style
  • avoid plagiarism
  • use structure and logical flow
  • know how to write a EUCLID response paper
  • know how to create a EUCLID quiz
  • write academic assignments at the graduate and post-graduate level

REQUIRED TEXTS AND MATERIAL

  • The Fever: How Malaria Has Rule  (Shah)
  • Malariology (Johns Hopkins)
  • Malaria Control in Complex Emergencies (WHO)
  • Guidelines for the treatment of Malaria (WHO)
  • Ending NTD 2014 Report
  • Neglected Tropical Diseases (WHO)
  • Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases: The Neglected Tropical Diseases and Their Impact on Global Health and Development (Hotez)

COURSE INSTRUCTOR | ASSOCIATED FACULTY

Alex Hakuzimana
Specialty: International Public Health A leading expert in health policy and financing, global health systems and a freelance consultant. 13-year progressive work experience in the areas of health systems strengthening and results-based financing in low and middle income countries. Have especially specialized in health system analysis, health policy development and implementation, health financing for universal health coverage and human resources for health. An MBA-trained health professional with medical background (MD)and a master’s degree in Public Health (MPH) with specialization in Health Policy.

COURSE SYLLABUS | ACCESS TO 7 PERIODS