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260.656.81 MALARIOLOGY

Term: 3rd term
Credits: 4 credits
Contact: David Sullivan
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructors:
Description:

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: Internet
Enrollment Minimum: 5
Enrollment Maximum: 150
Instructor Consent: Consent required for some students

Part-time, distance students - no consent required. Full-time MPH and other full-time students - consent required. Please email instructor for permission.

For consent, contact: dsulliva@jhsph.edu
Prerequisite:

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.

Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail