182.640.11 FOOD- AND WATER- BORNE DISEASES
- Environmental Health Sciences
- Summer Inst. term
- 3 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2014 - 2015
- East Baltimore
- Class Times:
Mon 06/09/2014 - Fri 06/13/2014M Tu W Th F, 12:00 - 5:30pm
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 Objectives:
- 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%).
- Instructor Consent:
- Consent required for some students
- Consent Note:
Consent required for undergraduate students.
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