Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for MALARIOLOGY (260.656.01), a course offered by the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Presents issues related to malaria as a major public health problem. Emphasizes the biology of malaria parasites and factors affecting their transmission to humans by anopheline vectors. Topics include host-parasite-vector relationships; diagnostics; parasite biology; vector biology; epidemiology; host immunity; risk factors associated with infection, human behavior, chemotherapy, and drug resistances; anti-vector measures; vaccine development; and management and policy issues.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Discuss the complex relationships between host and vector that affect transmission and control
- Integrate the host and parasite relationships to Discuss the immune response, nature of disease, and disease manifestations
- Interpret epidemiological indices associated with patterns of malaria transmission
- Evaluate different approaches to malaria control through vector control, chemotherapy, and vaccines when they become available
- Describe the differences between the various species of Plasmodium affecting humans
Tue Thu 3:30 PM to 5:20 PM
Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on mid-term take-home and final exams.
Grading Restrictions: Letter grade