Course: Malariology

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Malariology

Course

Instructors:

Clive Shiff, Nirbhay Kumar, and David Sullivan

Originally Offered:

Spring 2006

Offered By:

Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Course Number:

260.656



Description:

Presents issues related to malaria as a major public health problem. Emphasizes the biology of malaria parasites and factors affecting their transmission to humans by anopheline vectors. Topics include host-parasite-vector relationships; diagnostics; parasite biology; vector biology; epidemiology; host immunity; risk factors associated with infection, human behavior, chemotherapy, and drug resistances; anti-vector measures; vaccine development; and management and policy issues.