- List selected infectious diseases of local and global relevance.
- Classify the etiological agents of selected infectious diseases.
- Explain their routes of transmission, pathology, and strategies for control, prevention, and treatment.
- Associate preferred diagnostics with selected infectious diseases and describe the biological underpinnings of their technologies.
- Describe structural inequities that lead to infectious disease burdens in underserved areas, both global and regional.
- Generate an effective disease-specific strategy for education, prevention, and control using a One Health approach.
- Define One Health and illustrate how a One Health approach is important for infectious disease control.
Sample topics and diseases covered
- Germ theory and its complications
- Agents of disease (viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and helminths)
- Modes of transmission and epidemiology
- One Health
- Diagnostics, treatment, and control
- Local infectious diseases
- Global infectious diseases
- Salmonellosis, Typhoid, Paratyphoid
- Lyme Disease
Méthot 2014 - What is a pathogen? Toward a process view of host-parasite interactions
What is a pathogen? Toward a process view of host-parasite interactions
Until quite recently and since the late 19th century, medical microbiology has been based on the assumption that some micro-organisms are pathogens and others are not. This binary view is now stron...
Dubos 1955 - Second thoughts on germ theory
Second Thoughts on the Germ Theory
Everyone harbors disease germs, yet not everyone is sick. This is ascribed to "resistance," suggesting that germs are less important in disease than other factors affecting the condition of the host
Kahn 2008 - Teaching “One Medicine, One Health”
van Helden 2013 - One world, one health
One world, one health
From the point of view that all organisms and the environment share one health, expending effort to address the needs of animals and ecosystems might pay better dividends for human health in the long...
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