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260.656.01 MALARIOLOGY

Term: 2nd term
Credits: 4 credits
Contact: David Sullivan
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructors:

Presents issues related to malaria as a major public health problem. Emphasizes the biology of malaria parasites and factors affecting their transmission to humans by anopheline vectors. Topics include host-parasite-vector relationships; diagnostics; parasite biology; vector biology; epidemiology; host immunity; risk factors associated with infection, human behavior, chemotherapy, and drug resistances; anti-vector measures; vaccine development; and management and policy issues.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Discuss the complex relationships between host and vector that affect transmission and control
Integrate the host and parasite relationships to Discuss the immune response, nature of disease, and disease manifestations
Interpret epidemiological indices associated with patterns of malaria transmission
Evaluate different approaches to malaria control through vector control, chemotherapy, and vaccines when they become available
Describe the differences between the various species of Plasmodium affecting humans

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on mid-term take-home and final exams.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday 1:30 - 3:20
  • Thursday 1:30 - 3:20
Enrollment Minimum: 6
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail