INMD 7012

Neglected/Tropical Illnesses

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Beth Scudder, MA
Course Coordinator
bscudder@umn.edu

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    Catalog Description: This course comprises four main topic areas: Parasitic Infections, Tropical Bacterial, Mycobacterial, and Fungal Infections, Tropical Viral Infections, and Tropical Dermatology.

    The Parasitic Infections topic prepares physicians and other health care providers to diagnose and treat people with parasitic infections. Allow 32.5 hours, including additional time for bonus materials. This course is composed of six sections:

    • Neglected Tropical Diseases
    • Malaria
    • Other Protozoa
    • Nematodes, Cestodes, and Trematodes
    • Insect and Vector-Borne Diseases
    • Clinical Case Vignettes

    The Tropical Bacterial, Mycobacterial, and Fungal Infections topic prepares physicians and other health care providers to diagnose and treat people with bacterial, TB, and fungal infections. Allow 26.75 hours, including additional time for bonus materials. This course is composed of five sections:

    • Tuberculosis
    • Bacterial Infections I
    • Bacterial Infections II
    • Fungal Infections
    • Clinical Case Vignettes

    The Tropical Viral Infections topic prepares physicians and other health care providers to diagnose and treat people with viral infections. Allow 25.75 hours, including additional time for bonus materials. This course is composed of five sections:

    • HIV
    • Hepatitis and Other Enteral Viruses
    • Viral Illnesses I
    • Viral Illnesses II
    • Clinical Case Vignettes

    The Tropical Dermatology topic provides an overview of skin diseases seen in the tropics with emphasis on diagnoses that are common or of medical/public health importance. The diseases are organized by presenting complaint. This is designed to reflect how we, as clinicians, evaluate patients: by clinical presentation rather than by etiology of disease.
    The course is divided into 7 sections. The first section is a review of the terminology used to describe skin diseases; these are essential to know before proceeding with the rest of the course. The next six sections are organized by presentation of illness:

    • Itch in the Tropics
    • Pigmentary Disorders
    • Enlarged Limbs
    • Cutaneous Nodules
    • Fever and Rash
    • Cutaneous Ulcers
    • For each disease, the key clinical findings, etiology, diagnosis and management are discussed.

    Sites: OL: Online learning

    Required session attendance:

    Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode:

    • Parasitic Infections: 32.5 hours total of online, self-directed learning
    • Tropical Bacterial, Mycobacterial, and Fungal Infections: 26.75 hours total of online, self-directed learning
    • Tropical Viral Infections: 25.75 hours total of online, self-directed learning
    • Tropical Dermatology: 5 hours total of online, self-directed learning

    Direct patient care: No

    Consent Requirement: Open to student scheduling

    Course Objectives: By the end of this course, students will be able to:

    • Recognize the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and diagnosis and treatment of under-represented tropical infectious parasitic diseases.
    • Describe the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and diagnosis and treatment of under-represented tropical bacterial, mycobacterial, and fungal infectious diseases.
    • Recognize the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and diagnosis and treatment of under-represented tropical viral infectious diseases.
    • Recognize infectious and non-infectious skin diseases that affect persons in low to middle income countries and mobile populations such as refugees, immigrants, and travelers.
    • Formulate differential diagnosis of these skin diseases based on clinical presentation.
    • Explain the utility of bedside diagnostic tests in dermatology to support a diagnosis.

    Graded Components:

    • Online discussion participation. Quizzes, final test

    Grading Scale: P/N

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    Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

    Limited to Student Type: No

    Course equivalency: N/A

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