260.636.01 | AY 2012-2013 - 1st Term | 3 Credit(s)
MW 1:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    Sabra Klein
    Richard Markham
    Douglas Norris
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • apply a rudimentary Discussing of the molecular bases of evolution to an Discussing of the pathogenesis of infectious diseases
    • Students will be able to apply their discuss of the molecular bases of evolution to an Discussing of why certain bacterial, parasitic, and viral pathogens persist or have emerged as major public health problems
  • Course Description
    Introduces students to the concept of how certain bacterial, parasitic, and viral pathogens have evolved and are still evolving to persist in both the developed and developing world. Enables public health workers to develop new strategies and approaches that can be used to aid in the control of the major infectious disease epidemics that continue to threaten both the developed and developing world.
  • Intended Audience
    MPH students
  • Methods of Assessment
    Students will be evaluated by their performance on an in-class mid-term consisting of 4-5 discussion questions and a final paper of approximately 5 pages addressing themes developed in the course.

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    We have recently modified the grading criteria for this class. The midterm (25% of grade) is a 5-page term paper, there is a group exercise and class presentation (25%), and an in-class final exam (50%) that consists of short essay questions based on material covered in class.

  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

  • Academic Ethics Code

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Disability Support Services
    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact the Office of Student Life Services at 410-955-3034 or via email at dss@jhsph.edu.