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Considers features of sexually transmitted diseases relevant to their control, reviewing the natural history of the infections and laboratory diagnoses. Emphasizes policy development and public health practice for STI control and prevention, including behavioural interventions and medical screening/treatment intervention of sexually transmitted diseases.

Course Description

Considers features of sexually transmitted diseases relevant to their control, reviewing the natural history of the infections and laboratory diagnoses. Emphasizes policy development and public health practice for STI control and prevention, including behavioural interventions and medical screening/treatment intervention of sexually transmitted diseases. This course is divided into four modules:
  1. The Basics: The goal is to introduce the course, the role of public health in STI prevention, and the epidemiology and control of STIs. There is also a brief introduction to policy and program. The key concepts presented in this section lay the foundation and establish a common language for the remainder of the course.
  2. STI-Specific Epidemiology and Biology: The goal is to gain an appreciation of the epidemiologic and biological aspects of STIs that enable the development of prevention and control policy and program. Students are not expected to develop clinical or epidemiologic expertise, but rather to recognize STI infection patterns and manifestations that inform policy and program.
  3. STI Policy and Program in Various Contexts: STI policy and programs exist in the context of human behaviour. The goal of this module is to gain an appreciation of the aspects of human behaviour that enable the development of behavioural intervention programs in populations with varying risks of STI acquisitions and disease progression. Examples of successful behavioural intervention programs will be presented.
  4. Summary: Development of STI Policy and Program: The module ties together the skills and concepts taught in the course. The goal is to integrate the knowledge of STI epidemiology, biology, and behaviour into viable control policies and programs.
Course Goal To increase public health practitioners' awareness of the scope of the STI problem and to demonstrate the application of biology, epidemiology, and behavioural aspects of STIs to the development of policy and program. Course Objectives
  • Describe the aetiology of common STIs
  • Define the epidemiology of selected STIs
  • Identify the clinical presentations of STIs and their sequelae
  • Explain the theoretical and practical issues related to the design and implementation of STI control interventions
  • Describe the social, policy, and political issues encountered in developing and implementing STI control interventions
  • Develop a presentation illustrating the importance of STI epidemiology to policy and program development

Course Curriculum

    • Lecture 1: Introduction to the Course: Housekeeping and How We Use Public Health (Althoff, Hogan, Schumacher) 00:55:00
    • Lecture 2: Epidemiologic Basis of STD Control: Introduction and STD Surveillance (Zenilman) 01:00:00
    • Lecture 3: STD Control: Introduction to Mathematical Models and STDs (Zenilman) 01:00:00
    • Lecture 4: Introduction to STI Policy and Programming (Hogan, Althoff, Schumacher) 01:00:00
    • Lecture 5: Gonorrhea and Chlamydia (Ghanem) 01:00:00
    • Lecture 6: Vaginitis and PID (Zenilman, Ghanem) 01:00:00
    • Lecture 7: Syphilis (Rompalo) 01:00:00
    • Lecture 8: Update on Genital Herpes (Rompalo) 01:00:00
    • Lecture 9: Genital Human Papillomavirus (Gravitt) 01:00:00
    • Lecture 10: HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections (Erbelding) 01:00:00
    • Lecture 11: STD Diagnostic Tests (Gaydos) 01:00:00
    • Lecture 12: Epidemiologic Basis for STI Policy and Programming: Interventions (Zenilman) 01:00:00
    • Lecture 13: STDs in the International Setting (Gray) 01:00:00
    • Lecture 14: Behavioral Interventions (Celentano) 01:00:00
    • Lecture 15: Adolescents and STIs (Ellen) 01:00:00
    • Lecture 16: Epidemiologic Basis for STI Policy and Programming: Development of Policy and Programming (Zenilman) 01:00:00

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