260.657.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 4th Term | 1 Credit(s)
W 9:00:00 AM
  • Contact Information
    Douglas Norris
    Rhoel Dinglasan
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • Critically evaluate instructor selected scientific literature in vector biology, vector-borne diseases and disease ecology, beginning with classic papers and ending with contemporary successes
    • Assess a wide variety of experimental strategies ranging from field to laboratory studies as they are applied to discover/Discuss arthropod- and vertebrate-borne disease transmission
    • Discuss required readings in depth during class to evaluate the experimental techniques and critique the conclusions in light of the data and advancement of the field
  • Course Description
    Reviews and discusses, in depth, historic and current publications in the field of vector biology, vector-borne diseases and disease ecology.
  • Intended Audience
    PhD, ScM, MHS and MPH students with an interest in vector-borne infectious diseases. This is intended to target students in the MMI and MPH ID concentration programs, but all students are welcome.
  • Methods of Assessment
    Students are evaluated on their preparation and presentation of reading assignments and participation in discussion. Each presenting student or group will meet with an instructor prior to the presentation to ensure that material is understood.
  • Prerequisites
    General biology or consent of instructor
  • Required Text(s)

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    No textbook.  Readings will be selected by students, approved by the course faculty, and posted on Courseplus.

  • 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.

  • Course topics

    Topics will be selected throughout the term but will remain vector-oriented.

  • 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