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260.650.01 VECTOR BIOLOGY AND VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES

Department:
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Term:
3rd term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  8:30 - 9:50am
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Douglas Norris
Course Instructor:

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Description:

Presents principles of transmission of human and animal pathogens by insects, mites and ticks. Discusses basic arthropod biology with special attention to biological properties of vectors and their interactions with pathogens. Discusses basic components of arbopathogen disease cycles and principles of pathogen transmission dynamics. Discusses major groups of arthropod-borne pathogens and vectors. Special topics will include emergent pathogens, vector genetics, traditional and modern disease control strategies and venomous arthropods.

Methods of Assessment:

Based on mid-term, final exam, and short paper.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required