- Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
- 3rd term
- 4 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2012 - 2013
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 Objectives:
- 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.
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- Consent required for some students
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