Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for EVOLUTION OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE (260.636.01), a course offered by the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Introduces students to the concept of how certain bacterial, parasitic, and viral pathogens have evolved and are still evolving to persist in both the developed and developing world. Enables public health workers to develop new strategies and approaches that can be used to aid in the control of the major infectious disease epidemics that continue to threaten both the developed and developing world.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- apply a rudimentary Discussing of the molecular bases of evolution to an Discussing of the pathogenesis of infectious diseases
- Students will be able to apply their discuss of the molecular bases of evolution to an Discussing of why certain bacterial, parasitic, and viral pathogens persist or have emerged as major public health problems
Mon Wed 1:30 PM to 2:50 PM
Grading Policy: Students will be evaluated by their performance on an in-class mid-term consisting of 4-5 discussion questions and a final paper of approximately 5 pages addressing themes developed in the course.
Grading Restrictions: Letter grade