2022-2023 Catalog 
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2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL184L KS - Disease Ecology and Evolution

This class will cover the biology of infectious diseases spanning from the cellular to ecosystem scales, ranging from human to sea star hosts, and covering ecological to evolutionary time-frames. While some basics of parasitology and immunology will be introduced, the course will focus on the ecology and evolution of host-parasite interactions. Topics will include: defense and virulence, ecological roles of parasites, epidemiology and disease modeling, infection heterogeneity, and host-parasite coevolution. Effects of the Anthropocene on infectious diseases (e.g. globalization, invasive species, antibiotic use) will also be a major theme.

Prerequisites: BIOL 043L KS  and BIOL 044L KS , or BIOL 040L KS /CHEM 040L KS  and BIOL 044L KS , or EA 030L KS .

Offered: Every year

Credit: 1

Course Number: BIOL184L KS