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260.636.01 EVOLUTION OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Term: 1st term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Sabra Klein
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Description:

Introduces students to the concept of how certain bacterial, parasitic, and viral pathogens have evolved and are still evolving to persist in both the developed and developing world. Enables public health workers to develop new strategies and approaches that can be used to aid in the control of the major infectious disease epidemics that continue to threaten both the developed and developing world.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Apply a rudimentary discussing of the molecular bases of evolution to a discussing of the pathogenesis of infectious diseases
Apply their discuss of the molecular bases of evolution to a discussing of why certain bacterial, parasitic, and viral pathogens persist or have emerged as major public health problems

Methods of Assessment: Students will be evaluated by their performance on an in-class mid-term consisting of 4-5 discussion questions and a final paper of approximately 5 pages addressing themes developed in the course.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday 1:30 - 2:50
  • Wednesday 1:30 - 2:50
Enrollment Minimum: 5
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail