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BIOL 361. Emerging Infectious Diseases

Credits: 3
Department: Biology
Description: Emerging pathogenic bacteria, viruses and parasites. Epidemiology, food safety, bioterrorism, public health.
Prerequisites: BIOL 103 or BIOL 151 or BIOL 152
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer
Grading Method: ABCDF
Additional Information: Other general biology courses from other institutions may be accepted as a pre-req.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Correctly use vocabulary related to epidemiology and public health in writing.
2. Analyze and describe the biological and sociological mechanisms by which new infectious diseases emerge.
3. Summarize current scientific literature on emerging infectious diseases.
4. Examine infectious disease outbreaks and explain the underlying causes.
5. Formulate preventative plans to reduce the impact of future disease outbreaks.

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