About The Course
Welcome Message

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.

Course Description

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.

Course Learning Objectives

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

Course Time

Tue Thu   3:30 PM to 5:20 PM

Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on mid-term take-home and final exams.

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade