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Advanced Malariology

East Baltimore
4th term
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
2 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  10:30 - 11:20am
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
David Sullivan

260.656 or permission of instructor


This course is designed for those working in malaria or seeking information about current issues and controversies driving the malaria field. Basic understanding of malaria via the online course, Malariology, is a preferred prerequisite before taking this course.

Presents current controversies and issues in malaria research and control. Emphasizes advanced topics in Plasmodium biology, clinical disease, Immunopathogenesis, mosquito-parasite interactions, malaria vaccines and drugs with attention to vaccine efficacy and drug resistance as well as elimination strategies.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Discuss complex parasite biology related to bottlenecks in life cycle and disease
  2. Discuss the interaction of the human host, mosquito vector and Plasmodium parasite in disease pathogenesis outcome.
  3. Critically evaluate malaria elimination strategies that target vector, parasites and human behavior
  4. Evaluate approaches and efficacy of vaccines, insecticides and drugs for malaria
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 40% Midterm
  • 40% Final Paper
  • 20% Assignments

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

If the student did not take 260.656, instructor consent is required.

For consent, contact: