FOOD- AND WATER- BORNE DISEASES Syllabus

182.640.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 3rd Term | 3 Credit(s)
TTh 1:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    Faculty
    Kellogg Schwab
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • Identify the pathogens and chemicals of human health concern present in water and food
    • Distinguish the primary features of microorganisms and chemicals that facilitate their persistence in water and food matrixes and induce illness in humans
    • Describe how safe food and drinking water are produced and the mechanisms for treatment and disposal of waste
    • Define key components of successful food and waterborne outbreak investigations by the critical review of selected case studies
    • Characterize the effectiveness of the food and water legislative programs and regulations established to protect human health
  • Course Description
    Discusses food- and water-borne intoxicants and infections, diseases linked to eating and drinking, and prevention of food and water-borne diseases. Topics include transmission of disease via food and water, disease processes in food- and water-related illness, microbial toxins, mycotoxins, chemical toxins, bacterial infections (salmonellosis, shigellosis, vibrio, listeria, etc.) virus and parasitic infections, organizing safe food and water supplies, and issues in food and water safety.
  • Intended Audience
    MHS, PHD, DrPH, Certificate students
  • Methods of Assessment
    Student evaluation based on mid-term and final exams.
  • 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)

    Course TA: Natalie Exum
    Email: nexum@jhsph.edu

  • 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.