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ARCHIVED 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIO 440 - Infectious Disease

3.75 credit hours
Biology of pathogenic microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses and fungi, and the mechanisms by which they cause disease, with extensive use of the primary scientific literature. Epidemiological modeling of disease spread and the role of public-health intervention will be important topics, as will the immune response to disease. Issues in research ethics and scientific leadership are discussed, including core values of science, ethical standards of conduct and peer review as well as a focus on human-subject research and clinical trials. Laboratory required: independent project dealing with the spread and prevention of infection. Research course.

Prerequisite(s): One 300-level Biology course with laboratory.
ACR: Leadership, Ethics and Values.

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