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Last approved: Fri, 15 Apr 2016 08:35:00 GMT

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MB (Microbiology)
470
032249
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
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Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases
Emerging Infections
College of Sciences
Microbiology (17MB)
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Every Year
Spring 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
15
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3
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Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Frank Scholle/ Jonathan Olson
Associate Professor/Associate Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture4040NoThere will be only one section of the course
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisite: MB 351
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
17MBIOBSMicrobiology majorElective
17MBIOHSMicrobial Health Sciences concentrationElective
17BIOSCHBBIO, HB electiveElective
17ZOOBSZoology electiveElective
17BIOSCEECBio-EEC electiveElective
Human behavior plays a big part in the emergence and reemergence of infectious diseases. Humanity encroaches consistently into previously uninhabited parts of the planet increasing the risk of exposure to novel pathogens that have the potential to jump into the human host or livestock. In addition to exposure to new diseases the complexities of politics and global relations often create opportunities for the re-emergence of infections that were once thought to be under control. This course aims to provide students interested in the health sciences with a foundation to understand the principles governing emergence of diseases.

Students interested in pre-health education are increasing in proportion among the undergraduate population in Biological Sciences, Microbiology, Biochemistry and Zoology. Emerging infectious diseases are of growing global health and economic importance, and currently, an undergraduate course that covers a wide array of topics from general concepts of emerging infections, the specific biology and ecology of bacterial and viral emerging infection to a look at how these diseases impact the socioeconomic framework of our and other societies does currently not exist. The combination of infectious disease biology and their socioeconomic impact taught in this course will enable students to critically evaluate disease outbreak coverage by the media.


This is intended to be an upper (Junior, Senior) level course for students interested in Microbiology, Infectious disease, Zoonosis and Human Health. The development of this course is supported by Dr. Emilie Rissmann, Department Head of Biological Sciences and Dr. James Brown, Associate Department Head, Biological Sciences and Undergraduate Program Director, Microbiology.


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The teaching load for teaching this new course is reflected both in Dr. Olson's and Dr. Scholle's newly revised SMEs.

By the end of the course, students should be able to:


1. Define emergence in regard to infectious disease, using historical examples and current outbreaks, and be able to relay this information to their peers and lay audiences


2. Critically evaluate both scientific and popular accounts of newly emergent diseases


3. Give examples of activities from both the agent and host that promote the emergence of new pathogens.


4.  Discuss the economic and geo-political effects of emerging pathogens.


5.  Apply what they know about the nature of pathogen emergence to predict activities that may promote new diseases in the future.   


Student Learning Outcomes

1) Students will be able to effectively explain information related to emerging diseases to non-scientific audiences


2) Students will critically evaluate scientific articles by both written summary and in active classroom discussion.


3) Students will be able  to identify recent bacterial and viral disease outbreaks and to discuss the factors involved in their emergence


4) Asked to explore a novel emerging threat, students will find suitable scientific sources, extract and apply information, to produce an effective presentation to their peers.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Test60%In class exams
Homework10%Answering material posted online prior to class
Project20%Students will be divided into groups of 4-6 and given projects pertaining to the curriculum. Deliverables are flexible and will be chosen according to appropriateness for the specific project.
Participation10%Measured participation/discussion in class.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Introductory concepts6 classes4 lectures
1 discussion session
1 exam
Bacterial Emerging Infections7 classes5 lectures
1 discussion session
1 exam
Viral Emerging Infections7 classes5 lectures
1 discussion session
1 exam
Implications on Human Health and the Economy7 classes5 lectures
1 discussion session
1 exam
Group Presentations2 classesStudent groups present their assigned topics

brownjw (Fri, 11 Sep 2015 15:58:15 GMT): I've asked Gina Neugebauer to fix this workflow, but we may need to start it over. The BioSci department committee has approved it pending some minor corrections to the CIM data and syllabus, which I will make once I have access to these.
gmneugeb (Mon, 14 Sep 2015 13:24:52 GMT): 11MB UnderGrad Head role does not exist but course is already in workflow. OUCC has altered the workflow to address this. GMN 9.14.2015
brownjw (Wed, 16 Sep 2015 15:10:40 GMT): approved pending cane of discussion
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