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260.636.01 EVOLUTION OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Department:
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Term:
1st term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2014 - 2015
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • M W,  1:30 - 2:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Sabra Klein
Course Instructors:

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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 Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Apply a rudimentary discussing of the molecular bases of evolution to a discussing of the pathogenesis of infectious diseases
  2. 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
  3. "Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to: -apply a rudimentary understanding of the molecular bases of evolution to a discussion of the pathogenesis of infectious diseases -apply their understanding of the molecular bases of evolution to a discussion 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. Additional Faculty Notes: We have recently modified the grading criteria for this class. The midterm (25% of grade) is a 5-page term paper, there is a group exercise and class presentation (25%), and an in-class final exam (50%) that consists of short essay questions based on material covered in class.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required