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2021-2022 Westminster College Catalog 
2021-2022 Westminster College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HON 204 - Global Infectious Disease

Semester Hours: 4

This an introductory course for honors students that explores the pathology, epidemiology, and control of infectious diseases of global importance. It includes in-depth information on the basic pathogenesis and epidemiology of selected infectious diseases of global public health importance. Students obtain a working knowledge of the biology and ecology of these diseases, epidemiology, prevention, and control methods at both the individual and public health levels. Moreover, this course explores the challenges encountered when developing and implementing strategies for their effective control and prevention. This course will emphasize seminar-style student presentations of case-studies and group discussions. During laboratory sessions, students will learn laboratory methods used to diagnose and study infectious agents and acquire skills in epidemiological research and outbreak investigations. Students that are not enrolled in the honors program will need to meet honors-level expectations set by the instructor.

Intellectual Perspective: SD