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Spring 2010-2011
MOL 425 / WWS 341 (SA)  

Infection: Biology, Burden, Policy

Adel A. Mahmoud
Thomas E. Shenk

This course will examine fundamental determinants of human microbe interaction at the biological and ecological aspects. The focus will be on major global infectious diseases, their burden of illness, and policy challenges for adequate prevention and control. Each infectious agent will be discussed in terms of its mechanism of pathogenesis, disease progression, epidemiology, as well as strategies for its control. Specific emphasis will be placed on the public health aspects of each disease.

Sample reading list:
Lederberg, J, Infectious History
Weiss, RA & McMichael, AJ, Social and environmental risk factors in the emergence...
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Students are expected to read 30-40 pages per week in preparation for class presentations and discussions. In addition, each student will present, once or more, a 20-minute case study (a focused examination of a specific aspect related to course materials assigned by instructors).

Requirements/Grading:
Take Home Mid term Exam - 30%
Take Home Final Exam - 40%
Oral Presentation(s) - 30%

Other Requirements:
Open to Juniors and Seniors Only.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
MOL101, MOL 214, MOL 215 or permission of instructor..

Other information:
WWS graduate students may enroll with permission of instructor.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
40787 L01 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm T Th   Thomas Laboratory   118   Enrolled:30 Limit:36
P01 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm Th   Thomas Laboratory   222   Enrolled:17 Limit:18
P02 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm F   Schultz Laboratory   218   Enrolled:12 Limit:18