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Ecology and Epidemiology of Parasites and Infectious Diseases
An introduction to the biology of viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, worms, arthropods, and parasitic plants. The major emphasis will be on the parasites of animals and plants, with further study of the epidemiology of infectious diseases in human populations. Studies of AIDS, anthrax, and worms, and their role in human history will be complemented by ecological and evolutionary studies of mistletoe, measles, myxomatosis, and communities of parasitic helminths. The course focuses strongly on policy implications, particularly for the dynamics and control of emerging infectious diseases of humans and animals.
Sample reading list:
Grenfell & Dobson, Infectious Diseases in Natural Populations (Cambridge Press)
Hudson et al., Ecology of Wildlife Diseases (Oxford Univ. Press)
Coombes, Claude, The Art of Being a Parasite (U. of Chicago)
One twelve to twenty page paper. Reading: one book and about thirty scientific papers (to be provided on web).
Mid Term Exam - 25%
Take Home Final Exam - 25%
Term Paper(s) - 40%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%
Not Open to Freshmen.
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Prerequisite: 210 or 211; one year of calculus; 321.
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