Natural and Mathematical Science

NMS 3110: Infectious Disease and Epidemiology (3-6)

Offerings

Taught in Uganda through a semester-long program of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, this course introduces the basic methods for infectious disease epidemiology and public health case studies of important disease syndromes effecting Uganda and East Africa. Methods include definitions and nomenclature, basic disease pathology, symptom presentation, laboratory testing, and the physiology behind basic treatment for the diseases causing most significant morbidity and mortality in East Africa. Case studies include: viral infections (Dengue fever, HIV/AIDS, WNV, Zika, etc), bacterial infections (Tuberculosis, Typhoid, and Diarrheal infections), and parasitic infections (Schistosomiasis, Trypanosomiasis, and Helminths). This course focuses on epidemiology with the combined learning outcomes of pathology, microbiology, and public health for each infectious disease. May be repeated for credit up to 6 credits.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Doctoral, Graduate are excluded. Freshman students are excluded.

NMS 3350: Microbiology (3-6)

Offerings

Taught in Uganda through a semester-long program of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, This course covers general aspects of undergraduate microbiology with emphasis on endemic microorganisms and human interaction. Topics include introduction to microbiology, microbial taxonomy, methods of microbial identification, immunology and infection. This course includes microscopy, staining, and hospital based microbiology laboratory applications with over 60 laboratory hours at Mukono Church of Uganda Hospital. May be repeated for credit up to 6 credits.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Doctoral, Graduate are excluded. Freshman students are excluded.

NMS 4930: Cross-Cultural Practicum and Global Health Seminar (3-6)

Offerings

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Uganda Studies Program. Taught in Uganda as part of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities Uganda Studies Program (USP). The Cross Cultural Practicum (3 credits) and Global Health Seminar (1 credit) are taught as a combined course that is required for all Global Health Students. The Cross Cultural component provides students with the opportunity to enrich their understanding of culture as well as further develop and practice their own cultural competence through active service learning and participation and integration into a Ugandan community. A list of eight cross-cultural competencies will serve as guideposts as students learn and grow through their experiences: openness, flexibility, engagement, self-awareness, cultural humility, adaptability/ resilience, cross-cultural skills and integration. May be repeated for credit up to 6 credits.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Doctoral, Graduate are excluded. Freshman students are excluded.