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Term: Summer Inst. term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Kellogg Schwab
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Course Instructor:

Discusses food- and water-borne intoxicants and infections, diseases linked to eating and drinking, and prevention of food and water-borne diseases. Topics include transmission of disease via food and water, disease processes in food- and water-related illness, microbial toxins, mycotoxins, chemical toxins, bacterial infections (salmonellosis, shigellosis, vibrio, listeria, etc.) virus and parasitic infections, organizing safe food and water supplies, and issues in food and water safety.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Identify the pathogens and chemicals of human health concern present in water and food
Distinguish the primary features of microorganisms and chemicals that facilitate their persistence in water and food matrixes and induce illness in humans
Describe how safe food and drinking water are produced and the mechanisms for treatment and disposal of waste
Define key components of successful food and waterborne outbreak investigations by the critical review of selected case studies
Characterize the effectiveness of the food and water legislative programs and regulations established to protect human health

Methods of Assessment: Class Participation (10%); 4 quizzes consisting of multiple choice, matching and/or short answer questions (30% of total grade as lowest score will be dropped); a 6 page term paper on food or waterborne contaminants (60%).
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Mon 06/09/2014 - Fri 06/13/2014
  • June 9-13, 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Please note that this does meet at 12:30, not 12:00)

  • Monday 12:00 - 5:30
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 5:30
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 5:30
  • Thursday 12:00 - 5:30
  • Friday 12:00 - 5:30
Enrollment Minimum: 5
Enrollment Maximum: 25
Instructor Consent: Consent required for some students

Consent required for undergraduate students.

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Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail