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550.630.81 PUBLIC HEALTH BIOLOGY

Department: Extradepartmental
Term: 4th term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: David Sullivan
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:
Description:

Discusses the molecular, cellular, physiological, genetic and immunological determinants of human diseases and disease susceptibility, including infectious disease, nutritional deficiencies, reproductive and developmental anomalies, and effects of exposures to toxic environmental agents. Explores ecological principles that determine the distribution of infectious disease in human populations, and how principles of the human immune system provide the rationale for methods of immunization. Focuses how biological principles help to understand the development, treatment and prevention of disease, and to assess risk from potentially hazardous agents and behaviors.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe the molecular, cellular, and physiological bases of human disease including infectious disease, nutritional deficiencies, and exposure to toxic environmental agents.
Describe the ecological principles that determine the distribution of infectious disease in human populations.
Describe the ecological principles that determine the distribution of infectious disease in human populations.
Explain the role of genetic determinants in human disease and disease susceptibility caused by infectious agents, nutritional deficiencies and exposure to toxic agents.
Describe biological principles that underlie the development of disease prevention, control, and management programs.
Describe biological principles that underlie risk assessment from potentially hazardous agents and behaviors.

Methods of Assessment: Completion of exercises, participation in "live talk" sessions, mid-term and final exams
Location: Internet
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Prerequisite:

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses. Introduction to On-line Learning (550.02.81)

Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Jointly Offered With:
Special Comments: Content similar to 550.630.01