About The Course
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Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for VECTOR BIOLOGY AND VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES (260.650.01), a course offered by the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Course Description

Presents principles of transmission of human and animal pathogens by insects, mites and ticks. Discusses basic arthropod biology with special attention to biological properties of vectors and their interactions with pathogens. Discusses basic components of arbopathogen disease cycles and principles of pathogen transmission dynamics. Discusses major groups of arthropod-borne pathogens and vectors. Special topics will include emergent pathogens, vector genetics, traditional and modern disease control strategies and venomous arthropods.

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Course Learning Objectives

1. Describe individual components of vector-borne disease transmission using specific examples 2. Describe current emergent arthropod-borne infectious diseases 3. Describe and evaluate vector-borne pathogen control measures 4. Describe conditions leading to evolution of resistance in arthropods and the pathogens they vector, and methods to manage the development of resistance 5. Understand the ecological components of arthropod-borne disease transmission

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Course Time

Tue Thu   8:30 AM to 9:50 AM

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Course Faculty
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Intended Audience

PhD, ScM, MHS and MPH students with an interest in vector-borne infectious diseases.

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Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: Based on mid-term, final exam, and short paper.

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

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Administrative Contact

Douglas Norris
E-mail: dnorris@jhsph.edu

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