ENTOM 6520

ENTOM 6520

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

Malaria represents one of the most daunting global health challenges of the 21st century. Understanding this disease and the biological, social, and epidemiological dimensions of its persistence can aid future global health practitioners in their efforts to eradicate malaria and the many health and economic burdens it creates. This course will delve into the biology of malaria parasites and their interactions with invertebrate and vertebrate hosts during the different phases of their complex life cycles. Global disease trends, prospects for reducing disease burdens, and the most promising and innovative approaches currently in use or under development to control insect vectors and prevent transmission will be thoroughly discussed.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: Previous coursework in biology, global health or entomology, or permission of instructor.

Outcomes
  • Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental concepts of malaria biology, history, treatment/ intervention, surveillance and vector control.
  • Students will be able to explain mosquito biology.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the malaria parasite; and biology and vector infection dynamics.
  • Students will be able to describe the history of and emerging strategies for malaria control.
  • Students will be able to apply class examples in order to understand new malaria outbreaks and future challenges.
  • Students will be able to analyze the most up-to-date challenges for controlling malaria globally.
  • Students will be able to apply knowledge gained from the class in their present or future roles as animal and human health professionals and policy makers as well as informed citizens.
  • Students will be able to examine how they may encounter the topics covered in their own future careers and personal lives.
  • Students will be able to interpret important issues related to vector control and demonstrate effective scientific communication to a variety of audiences.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 16698ENTOM 6520  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 20914ENTOM 6520  SEM 102

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Harrington, L

  • Instruction Mode: Online