Spring 2018





Infectious Disease Biology

Term: 
Spring 2018
Online: 
No
Subject Area: 
BIOLOGY (BIOL)
Course Number: 
BIOL 304 601
Schedule: 
Tuesday 5:00pm-8:00pm
Day(s): 
Tuesday
Instructor: 

SANDERS, CARSTEN

Prerequisite(s): 
BIOL 221, 275, and 404, the later of which may be taken concurrently
Course Description: 

This course focuses on selected topics concerning infectious agents, the diseases they cause in humans, and the social and scientific challenges they pose. The first section addresses the principles of epidemiology and microbial pathogenesis, as well as pathophysiology of infectious diseases. In the second section, tools and techniques of diagnosis, tracking, and control of infectious diseases will be discussed. To develop a broad understanding of the many different aspects of infectious processes, selected viral, fungal, protozoan, and helminthic pathogens and related infectious diseases will be presented. This course is open to students in the College of Liberal and Professional Studies only.