Introduction to Tropical Medicine

Mahidol University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Tropical Medicine

  • Host University

    Mahidol University

  • Location

    Bangkok, Thailand

  • Area of Study

    Biology, Biomedical Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    ICBI211

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    0
  • Overview

    Course Description:

    Environmental factors in tropical countries which facilitate endemic diseases; geographical distribution and transmission of commonly found diseases caused by microbes, protozoa, and helminthes with special reference to Southeast Asia; non-infectious diseases existing in the region such as nutritional disorders, food poisoning, snake and other venomous bites and stings ; Prevention of the tropical diseases.

    Course Objectives:

    • Explain about the factors that facilitate endemic diseases.
    • Explain the distribution and transmission of diseases in tropical countries.
    • Know the prevention of the tropical diseases.

    Teaching Methods:

    • Lecture
    • Suggested readings
    • Discussion in class

    Teaching Media:

    • Powerpoint Presentations
    • Texts and teaching materials

    Measurement and Evaluation of Student Achievement:

    • The ability to explain about the factors that facilitate endemic diseases.
    • The ability to explain the distribution and transmission of diseases in tropical countries.
    • The ability to explain the prevention of the tropical diseases.

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