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Term: 4th term
Credits: 1 credits
Contact: Douglas Norris
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Course Instructors:

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

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Critically evaluate instructor selected scientific literature in vector biology, vector-borne diseases and disease ecology, beginning with classic papers and ending with contemporary successes
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
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.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Wednesday 9:00 - 9:50
Enrollment Minimum: 3
Instructor Consent: No consent required

General biology or consent of instructor

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