VECTOR BIOLOGY AND VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES Syllabus

260.650.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 3rd Term | 3 Credit(s)
TTh 8:30:00 AM
  • Contact Information
    Faculty
    Douglas Norris
  • Course Learning Objectives

    Information not required for this course type

  • Course Description
    Presents principles of transmission of human and animal pathogens by insects, mites and ticks. Discusses basic arthropod biology with special attention to biological properties of vectors and their interactions with pathogens. Discusses basic components of arbopathogen disease cycles and principles of pathogen transmission dynamics. Discusses major groups of arthropod-borne pathogens and vectors. Special topics will include emergent pathogens, vector genetics, traditional and modern disease control strategies and venomous arthropods.
  • Intended Audience
    PhD, ScM, MHS and MPH students with an interest in vector-borne infectious diseases.
  • Methods of Assessment
    Based on mid-term, final exam, and short paper.
  • 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.

  • Contact Information(from old syllabus)

    Derrick Mathias
    Email: dmathias@jhsph.edu
    Office: W4104
    Tel: 410-614-4760

  • Disability Support Services
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