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Test Upload, Week 1 BICH 410

Michael Akinyeye
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Date Created: 08/28/16
ENTO210 G LOBAL P UBLIC H EALTH E NTOMOLOGY Class times MW 4:10 – 5:25pm Location KLCT 113 Instructor Dr. Michel Slotman Associate Professor Department of Entomology Heep Center 510 TA Zach Popkin-Hall PhD student Learning outcomes Department of Entomology Afterthis course, students will beable to: Heep Center 514 1] Describethe life historiesofarthropods of medical importance. 2] Identifyvector-host-pathogenrelationships Office hoursBy appointment. I am also in arthropod-borne diseases available to talk to after class. 3] Identifytactics and designstrategies for All announcements regarding the course will vectorcontrol be made in class and through HOWDY or 4] Evaluate impacts ofvector-borne disease eCampus. on socio-economic developmentin different world communities. Course Description Arthropods affect the healthand well-beingof] Describethe roleof vector-borne disease humansand otheranimals in awide varietyof on humanhistory. ways. Mostimportantly, they transmit several] Asses how human actions can impact vector-borne diseasetransmission of the most devastating infectious diseases affectinghumans worldwide . This course Prerequisites None provides an overview of the ways in which arthropods impact global public health and well-being, either directly or through the Grading MidtermI 1/3 final grade diseases they transmit. The course aims to MidtermII 1/3 final grade provide a broad perspective, covering Final III 1/3 final grade pertinentpublic health issues from a local to global scale. A historical perspective will be midterms and finals will each cover integrated throughout the course, and the approximately 1/3 of the course. impact of globalization,migration, poverty and culture on disease transmission by A≥90, 80≤B≤89, 70≤C≤79, 60≤D≤69, F≤60 arthropods will bediscussed. Weekly Quiz -detail their findings in a scientific report Each Thursday a 6-question multiple -choice quiz will be givenat the end of class (starting Honors work will be graded on a pass/fail the second week). Each quiz covers the basis and will not affect your overall grade in material presented since the previous quiz the course. (typically the preceding Monday and Wednesday lectures). The result of these Grading Policy quizzes can earn you up to 4 bonus points . In orderto assure fairness for all students in These pointsare allocated proportionalto the the course, my grading policy is to apply the number of questions you have answered same rules and criteria to each student in the correctly. course. This means that I cannot grant any requests for additional work for credit based In addition, each quiz will havetwoquestions on exceptional personalcircumstances. from the required readings. These two questions can earn you another 4 bonus AttendancePolicy points. Attending classes will be the student’s responsibilit. Attendance is highly Yourbonus points will be added to your final recommended, but it is not required. grade (=average of3 midterms) However,please note that the vast majority of the materialscovered on the exams will There are no make-up quizzes, but excused only be coveredin class. absences will be taken into account in calculatingyouraverage score. Exam Make-uppolicy Make-up exams are available to students who Grading Policy have a validreason for an excused absence: In order to assure fairness for all students in http://student, and the course, my grading policy is to apply the who provide satisfactory evidence to the same rules and criteria to each student in the instructor to substantiate the reason for course. This means that I cannot grant any absence. Students must make the requestfor requests for additional work for credit based a make-up exam in writing to the instructor on exceptional personalcircumstances. prior to the dateof absence, if at all possible. Make-up exams are not available to students Honors Credit who do not haveanexcused absence. Students enrolled in the honorssection of the course will be requiredto: Americanswith Disabilities Act (ADA) Policy -summarize background literature on Statement The Americans with DisabilitiesAct (ADA) is a Bioko Island malaria control federal anti-discrimination statute that -analyze vector monitoring data from Bioko Island from 2009 and 2013 providescomprehensivecivil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other -interpret the result in terms of the things, this legislation requires that all impact of the vector control on students with disabilities be guaranteed a mosquito populations learning environment thatprovides for reasonable accommodation of their L15 Tsetse flies; Sleeping sickness disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact L16 Kissing bugs; Chagas disease Disability Services, currently located in the L17 Sandflies; Leishmaniasis Disability Services building at the Student Services at White Creek complex on west Midterm 2 Oct 31st campus or call 979-845-1637. For additional information, visit L18 The tick-borne diseases L19 Lice; Typhus “An Aggie does not lie, cheat, or steal or L20 Fleas; The plague tolerate those who do” . L21 Minor nuisances –other blood feeding This code of conduct pertains to such acts as insects cheating, fabrication,falsification, plagiarism, L22 Flesh, food, filth and flies and complicity in academic dishonesty and L23 Vector control the consequences of such acts. Applicable Honor Council Rules and Procedures can be L24 Poverty and vector-borne diseases/ found at Brief history of malaria and yellow fever in the United States Lecture Schedule L25 Globalization and climate change L1 Introduction to arthropods Part I Final exam: Dec 12th 3:30 – 5:30 pm L2 Introduction to arthropods Part II Required Reading L3 Introduction to arthropods Part III Currently, no textbook is published that L4 The biology of blood feeding covers the material as approached in this L5 Introduction to mosquitoes course. The majority of the required L6 The dynamics and evolution of vector knowledgefor this course willbe providedto you through the slides and lectures. In borne disease addition, this course has a set of required L7 Allergens, venoms and poisons readings consisting of articles selected from L8 Mosquitoes and Malaria I the primary and secondary literature. These L9 Mosquitoes and Malaria II readings will provide backgroundand context to the lectures and/or to highlightthe broader themes of the course. All readings are made Midterm 1 September 28th available on eCampus. Readings are L10 Mosquitoes; Dengue andZ ika associated with specific lectures as indicated in the file name(e.g. the readingfor lecture 1 L11 Mosquitoes; Yellow Fever is namedL1….). L12 Mosquitoes; West Nile and other encephalitic viruses L13 Mosquitoes; Lymphatic filariasis L14 Blackflies; Riverblindness Suggested Reading For students desiring more specific information on the biologyof the vectorsand parasites discussed in this course I recommendthe following twobooks Medical Entomology for Students th 5 edition Mike Service Cambridge University Press 2008 ISBN 987-1107668188 Medical and Veterinary Entomology 2 edition Gary Mullen and Lance Durden Academic Press 2009 ISBN-13: 978-0123725004


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