Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for FOOD- AND WATER- BORNE DISEASES (182.640.01), a course offered by the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Discusses food- and water-borne intoxicants and infections, diseases linked to eating and drinking, and prevention of food and water-borne diseases. Topics include transmission of disease via food and water, disease processes in food- and water-related illness, microbial toxins, mycotoxins, chemical toxins, bacterial infections (salmonellosis, shigellosis, vibrio, listeria, etc.) virus and parasitic infections, organizing safe food and water supplies, and issues in food and water safety.
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to do the following: • Identify the pathogens and chemicals of human health concern present in water and food • Distinguish the primary features of microorganisms and chemicals that facilitate their persistence in water and food matrixes and induce illness in humans • Describe how safe food and drinking water are produced and the mechanisms for treatment and disposal of waste • Define key components of successful food and waterborne outbreak investigations by the critical review of selected case studies • Characterize the effectiveness of the food and water legislative programs and regulations established to protect human health
Tue Thu 1:30 PM to 2:50 PM
MHS, PHD, DrPH, Certificate students
Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on mid-term and final exams.
Grading Restrictions: Letter grade