BIOLOGY OF PARASITISM Syllabus
Course Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Discuss the biological basis for host-parasite adaptation
- Define the scope of Parasitic Infections of Global Public Health Importance
- Learn epidemiological concepts of relevance to parasite infections
- Learn methods of diagnosis, identification and detection of parasites
- Learn Pathological changes associated with Parasite infections
- Discuss the role of vectors and intermediate hosts in parasite transmission
- Learn the role of vertebrate innate and adaptive immune system in controlling parasites
- Learn molecular biology concepts unique to parasite infections
- Define the biochemical targets for drugs targeting parasites
- Define the mechanisms of drug resistance
- Define the immune evasion strategy employed by certain parasites
Course DescriptionPresents a biological basis of parasitic lifestyles including host responses and parasite evasion of host defense mechanisms, transmission, epidemiology, diagnosis, clinical manifestations, pathology, treatment, and control of the major helminthic and protozoan infections of man
Intended AudienceMPH, MHS, ScM, PhD
Methods of AssessmentStudent evaluation based on a mid-term and a final exam.
Additional Faculty Notes:
Lecture 4 credits midterm 50%, final 50%
Lab 3 credits midterm practical 30%, final practical 30%, journal club participation 20%, live experiment 20%
Additional Faculty Notes:
We don't absolutely require, however, highly recommend:
Markell and Voge's Medical Parasitology
By: David T. John, William A. Petri, William A. Petri
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Pub. Date: January 2006
Sales Rank: 190,699
Edition Number: 9
Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.
Academic Ethics Code
The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:
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.
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