Tropical Diseases in the Caribbean Region: The Case of the Dominican Republic is a 2-week program that offers undergraduate and graduate students a unique study abroad opportunity to gain substantial knowledge on the occurrence of tropical diseases in the Caribbean region and specifically in the Hispaniola Island, such as Dengue Fever, Leishmaniasis, Mycosis, Malaria, Intestinal Parasitosis, among others. It is a program for reviewing the biological bases of main pathologies, the factors that determine their incidence, and the efforts made for their diagnosis, treatment, and control. The basic approach will be given by experiential contact at urban and rural areas where cases of the diseases occur combined with lectures by professors, experienced physicians, and researchers. The program includes study visits to public institutions from the Dominican health system such as the Dermatological Institute of Santo Domingo, Dr. Defillo National Laboratory, and laboratory facilities at Plaza de la Salud General Hospital. At all times there will be plenty of technical information and appropriate practical experience.
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