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260.657.01 VECTOR BIOLOGY AND DISEASE ECOLOGY LITERATURE

Department:
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Term:
4th term
Credits:
1 credit
Academic Year:
2014 - 2015
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Wednesday,  9:00 - 9:50am
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Douglas Norris
Course Instructors:

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Prerequisite:

General biology or consent of instructor

Description:

Reviews and discusses, in depth, historic and current publications in the field of vector biology, vector-borne diseases and disease ecology.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Critically evaluate instructor selected scientific literature in vector biology, vector-borne diseases and disease ecology, beginning with classic papers and ending with contemporary successes
  2. Assess a wide variety of experimental strategies ranging from field to laboratory studies as they are applied to discover/discuss arthropod- and vertebrate-borne disease transmission
  3. Discuss required readings in depth during class to evaluate the experimental techniques and critique the conclusions in light of the data and advancement of the field
Methods of Assessment:

Students are evaluated on their preparation and presentation of reading assignments and participation in discussion. Each presenting student or group will meet with an instructor prior to the presentation to ensure that material is understood.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required