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Vector Biology and Disease Ecology Literature

East Baltimore
4th term
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
1 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Synchronous Online
Class Times:
  • Wednesday,  9:00 - 9:50am
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Douglas Norris

General biology or consent of instructor


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:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 100% Participation

Instructor Consent:

No consent required