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260.656.81 Malariology

Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
3rd term
4 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
David Sullivan
Course Instructor s:

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


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:

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

  1. Discuss the complex relationships between host and vector that affect transmission and control
  2. Integrate the host and parasite relationships to discuss the immune response, nature of disease, and disease manifestations
  3. Interpret epidemiological indices associated with patterns of malaria transmission
  4. Evaluate different approaches to malaria control through vector control, chemotherapy, and vaccines when they become available
  5. 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.

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Part-time, distance, undergraduate students - no consent required. Full-time MPH and other full-time students - consent required.

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