BIOL 1480 The Power of Plagues (Spring: 3 )
An overview of infectious diseases, their effects on people and society, and the effectiveness and design of public health interventions in decreasing disease-associated morbidity and mortality. Concepts include the emergence and re-emergence of disease, drug resistance, and eradication and resource allocation, each highlighted through exploration of the biology of relevant pathogens. Diseases studied include malaria, HIV, tuberculosis, cholera, smallpox, SARS, and polio, among many others. Weaponization of infectious agents and the implications for security and health policy are also discussed. This course satisfies the Natural Science Core and is designed for non-biology majors.
Instructor(s): Kathleen Dunn
Last Updated: 15-Jan-16