BIOL 57710 - Emerging Infectious Diseases
This course will introduce the molecular biology and epidemiology of several emerging infectious diseases affecting humans caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi and protozoa using recent, peer-reviewed scientific reviews as course material. Students completing this course will obtain a deeper understanding of the microbial agents that are currently causing several important diseases worldwide. The topics covered will focus on how the pathogens enter and spread within the human body and between persons, the host response to infection, clinical symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Permission of instructor required.
Preparation for Course
R: BIOL 21800 or consent of instructor.
Typically offered Spring.