About The Course
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Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for VECTOR BIOLOGY AND DISEASE ECOLOGY LITERATURE (260.657.01), a course offered by the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Course Description

Reviews and discusses, in depth, historic and current publications in the field of vector biology, vector-borne diseases and disease ecology.

Course Learning Objectives

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate instructor selected scientific literature in vector biology, vector-borne diseases and disease ecology, beginning with classic papers and ending with contemporary successes
  • Assess a wide variety of experimental strategies ranging from field to laboratory studies as they are applied to discover/Discuss arthropod- and vertebrate-borne disease transmission
  • Discuss required readings in depth during class to evaluate the experimental techniques and critique the conclusions in light of the data and advancement of the field

Course Time

Wed   9:00 AM to 9:50 AM


General biology or consent of instructor

Intended Audience

PhD, ScM, MHS and MPH students with an interest in vector-borne infectious diseases. This is intended to target students in the MMI and MPH ID concentration programs, but all students are welcome.

Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: Students are evaluated on their preparation and presentation of reading assignments and participation in discussion. Each presenting student or group will meet with an instructor prior to the presentation to ensure that material is understood.

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

Administrative Contact

Douglas Norris
E-mail: dnorris@jhsph.edu
Rhoel Dinglasan
E-mail: rdinglas@jhsph.edu