ENTOM 3520

ENTOM 3520

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

Diseases resulting from arthropod-borne pathogens (such as malaria, Zika virus, dengue, and yellow fever) cause considerable human and animal suffering and death worldwide. The course offers a contemporary overview of insects and related forms and how they impact human and animal health. Concepts in medicine, entomology, genetics and evolution will be discussed within the context of public health/one health. This is a good course for students interested in vector biology, medical school or careers in veterinary medicine. This course can be taken with or without the laboratory section (ENTOM 3521).

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: biology course or permission of instructor.

Comments This class may be taken as an elective for the Global Health Minor.

  • 1.1 able to explain the biological and evolutionary connections between parasites/pathogens, vectors and hosts. 1.2 able apply what they have learned from class examples to understand new disease outbreaks and challenges of the future. 1.3 aware of the most up-to-date global issues in medical and veterinary entomology.
  • 2. 1 able to explain the latest approaches for vector borne disease control in detail. 2.2 able to take a new vector borne disease case study and apply their knowledge to develop a suitable monitoring and intervention strategy.
  • 3.1 able to discuss the ways arthropods have impacted human and animal health in the past, present and future. 3.2 able to explain to others (those not knowledgeable about the topic) the importance of arthropod impacts on human and animal health. 3.3 able to articulate the social and cultural impacts of vector borne diseases.
  • 4.1 aware of how they may encounter the subjects covered in medical and veterinary entomology in their own future careers and personal lives. 4.2 able to engage in informed debate about issues related to arthropods and human/animal health.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16949 ENTOM 3520   LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: biology course or permission of instructor. This class may be taken as an elective for the Global Health Minor.