Welcome to MALARIOLOGY (260.656.01) an advanced course for people interested in a broad up-todate picture of malaria, the disease, its transmission, its biology and control. It is presented by faculty in MMI and guest experts.
Room W4019 Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30 to 3:20 PM.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Student evaluation based on take-home mid-term and final exams.
Additional Faculty Notes:
The midterm is a take home exam covering the first 8 lectures to be turned in on November 26th at 1:30, a Tuesday. The midterm will be released on November 19.
The final will be a take home exam test on all concepts covered in the course weighted for the last 7 lectures. The final will be released on Dec 12 and will be due Dec 19 at 1:30 pm.
The midterm and final will each count 50% of the grade.
Additional Faculty Notes:
Suggested but not required textbooks:
Essential Malariology Edited by David A. Warrell and Herbert M. Gilles
Malaria Molecular and Clinical Aspects Edited by Mats Wahlgren and Peter Perlmann
Malaria: Drugs, Disease and Post-genomic Biology Edited by D.J. Sullivan and S. Krishna
Textbooks are available at library or online bookstores new or used.
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Overview and Biology of Parasite; Chemotherapy; Immunopathogenesis; Drug resistance and Pop genetics; Malaria epidemiology; Immunity to malaria; Malaria Vaccines; Malaria diagnosis; Targets for new drugs; Malaria in Pregnancy/HIV; Behavior change interventions for malria control; Malaria Entomology and Insecticide resistance; Mosquito population biology; Genomic Analyses of Anopheles-Plasmodium Interactions; Modeling Malaria control; GIS and malaria risk factors; Malaria Eliminition and the Research Agenda
David Sullivan, MD
Office: E5628 BSPH
Tel: 410 502 2522
Home Page: http://faculty.jhsph.edu/Default.cfm?faculty_id=681
Upon completion of this course students will • Understand the complex relationships between host and vector that affect transmission and control. • Integrate the host and parasite relationships to understand the immune response, nature of disease and disease manifestations. • Interpret epidemiological indices associated with patterns of malaria transmission. • Evaluate different approaches to malaria control, either through vector control, chemotherapy and vaccines when they become available. • Understand the differences between the various species of Plasmodium affecting humans.