PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC HEALTH ECOLOGY Syllabus

260.652.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 2nd Term | 4 Credit(s)
TTh 1:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives
    Develop a knowledge base of basic ecological principles to understand the dynamic interplay of populations within ecosystems. Apply and analyze basic parameters to characterize population changes. Distinguish major functional categories of parasites Develop appropriate characterizations of model infectious disease systems.
  • Course Description

    Applies basic principles of ecology to public health, focusing on factors related to population growth and regulation and the impacts of behavior, genetics, and evolution on disease patterns. Examines the effects of population processes on disease control by vaccination, chemotherapies, and vector control.

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on two exams and participation in class.

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • Prerequisites

    A course in advanced biology

  • 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.

  • Disability Support Services

    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact Betty H. Addison in the Office of Student Life Services: baddison@jhsph.edu, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.