New and Emerging Diseases:  BIOL-10310  2A LA NS

WILL-323

Time:  M,W,F   11-11:50 am

Fall 2011

Dr. David Gondek
Office Phone:
Office Location:
E-mail:
274-3979
CNS 164
dgondek@ithaca.edu
Office Hours:
  • Monday: 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Thursday: 11:30a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
You're expected to use the BIOL 10310 Sakai website for all course related material.

Lecture Schedule

Course Description:

This course will examine the phenomenon of new and emerging diseases and their effects on humans. Topics include the history of emerging or reemerging diseases, epidemics and pandemics, the role of ecological factors in disease emergence, types of infectious agents, their mechanisms of action, and how our immune system responds to infection by these agents. We examine factors — such as antibiotic resistance, population, environmental changes, global travel, and global warming — that contribute to diseases in the 21st century. We also discuss how political, economic, social, and cultural factors contribute to the emergence of diseases and the response to those diseases.

At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to:

The acceptable grades and corresponding points for GPA calculations are as follows.


Grade

Points

A

4.00 (excellent)

A-

3.70

B+

3.30

B

3.00 (good)

B-

2.70

C+

2.30

C

2.00 (satisfactory)

C-

1.70

D+

1.30

D

1.00

D-

0.70

F

0

Exams

     3 exams               100 pts each

     1 final exam         150 pts

Quizs/Participation – 5 pts each

Final Project           100 pts

Total pts awarded   =   600pt


Lecture Schedule - Subject to change if required

Week

Date

Day

Unit

Topic

Readings

Other info

1

8/31

W

Welcome/Intro

Syllabus – Class Overview

 

 

 

9/2

F

The challenge of human health

Chp 1, pg 2-20

News: 1, 2, 3

Original article

2

9/5

M

No class – Labor Day

 

 

 

9/7

W

Microbial World

Meet the Microbes

Chp 2. 28-33, 39-44

Chp7, 138-142,

 

Drexler Chp1: 1-18

Garrett: 30-40

News: 1, 2, 3

Other: 1, 2

 

9/9

F

Bacteria

Chp 4, 69-86

Other: 1, 2

3

9/12

M

Virus

Chp5, 89-108

Other: 1,

 

9/14

W

Microbial Genetics -1

DNA-> Protein

Chp6, 109-122

Drexler: 145-150

Garrett: 579-587

Other: 1

 

9/16

F

Microbial Gentetics-2

Gene Swapping

Chp6, 122-131

Chp3, 57-62

Garrett: 222-226.5

News: 1

Other: 1, 2

4

9/19

M

Exam review session

 

 

 

9/21

W

Exam 1

 

 

 

9/23

F

Microbial Disease 1

Food-Water: bacterial

Botulism/E.Coli

Chp9, pg178-183, 188-190

Drexler Chp3: 74-118

News: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

5

9/26

M

Food-Water: bacterial

Salmonella/Cholera

Chp9, pg185-188

Garrett: 563-567.5

News: 1, 2

 

9/28

W

Food- Water: Viral

Rota-noro/Hepatitis

Chp10, 229-231

News: 1, 2

 

9/30

F

Food- Water: Viral

Polio

Chp10, 231-234

News(archive): 1,2,3

Other: 1

6

10/3

M

Food – water: Worms/protists

Toxoplasmosis/Ascaris

Chp11, 271-277

News: 1, 2

 

10/5

W

Contact:  bacterial

Helicobater/Staph

Chp9, 206-208

Drexler: 201-230

 

10/7

F

Contact Disease:

Ebola/Mono

Chp10, 253-263

Garrett: 100-152

7

10/10 (Columbus day)

M

Exam review session

 

 

 

10/12

W

Exam 2

 

 

 

10/14

F

Microbial Disease 2

Airborne: Bacterial

Meningitis/Strep

Chp9, 192-198

News: 1

8

10/17

M

Airborne: Bacterial

TB/Legionnaires

Chp9, 198-200

Chp16, 428-437

Garrett: 512-527

Garrett:171-178, 183-186,189.5-191(all chp6 is a good story)

 

10/19

W

Airborne: Viral

SARS/Flu

Chp11, 234-243

Drexler: 158-200

 

10/21

F

Airborne: Viral

MMR – Measles/Mumps/Rubella

Chp11, 243-246

Garrett: 508-512

9

10/24

M

STD: Bacterial

Chlamydia/Syphilis

Chp9, 200-205

Garrett: 263.75-274

 

10/26

W

STD: Viral

HIV/HPV

Chp10, 251-253

Chp16

412-428

Garrett: 281-334

Other: 1

 

10/28

F

Arthropod: Bacterial

Yersinia/Borrelia

Chp9,

218-223

Drexler: 19-73

Garrett: 550-555

News: 1

10

10/31(Halloween)

M

Arthropod: Viral

Dengue/yellow fever

Chp10, 263-264

Garrett: 254.5-259

Garrett: 66-70

News: 1, 2, 3

Other: 1, 2,

 

11/2

W

Arthropod: Worms/protists

Malaria/Tyrpanosomiasis

Chp11, 277-286

Garrett: 47.25-52

Other: 1, 2

 

11/4

F

Prions

Mad cow/CJD

Chp16, 407-412

Drexler: 94-96

11

11/7(daylight savings)

M

Exam review session

 

 

 

11/9

W

Exam 3

 

 

 

11/11

F

Fighting Infection

Immunology 1 - Innate

Chp12, 308-328

 

12

11/14

M

Immunology 2 - Adaptive

News: 1

Other: 1, 2, 3

 

11/16

W

Vaccines

Chp13, 342-352

Garrett: 40-47.25

News: 1

 

11/18

F

Discussion: Vaccines-Autism

PAPERS ARE DUE

 

TBA

13

11/21-23-25

MWF

Thanksgiving Break

 

 

14

11/28

M

Antibiotics

Chp13, 352-362

Drexler: 119-157

Garrett: 411-456

News: 1, 2, 3, 4

Other: 1, 2

 

11/30

W

Public Health

Epidemiology

Chp8, 155-160

Garrett: 593-601

News: 1, 2

 

12/2

F

OUTBREAK

Chp14, 364-378

Garrett: 13-29

Garrett: 621-622

Other: 1, 2, 3, 4

15

12/5

M

Bio weapons

Chp15,

388-403

Drexler: 231-237

 

12/7

W

Final thoughts: Public health

Chp13, 330-342

Chp17, 439-445

Drexler: 273-287

Garrett: 30-52

Garrett: 610-615

News: 1, 2, 3, 4

 

12/9

F

Final Pres.

Final Presentations

 

Ex: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

16

12/12

M

Final Presentations

 

 

 

12/14

W

Final Presentations

 

 

 

12/16

F

Final Presentations/Exam review

 

 

 

 

 

 

FINAL EXAM

 

 

Final Paper and Presentations

In order to demonstrate understanding and application of the course goals, students will be required to:

Individually prepare a 4-5pg research paper on a disease of their choosing not highlighted in class.   ******DUE 11/18******

As a group - prepare a <10min demonstration of a new or emerging pathogen not highlighted in class. 

The product of this assignment can vary widely based on the creativity of the group.  Examples of acceptable projects include; poster board with detail sufficient for a scientific meeting and oral presentation from each member, a video-taped news report or public service announcement involving all members on camera, a newspaper article of commensurate quality, detailed research, and formatting to be published in the New-York Times which will be presented to the class.  Other options are readily acceptable, check with the course instructor.


Each group must consult with course instructor to verify project suitability a minimum of 7days prior to presentation to receive full credit.  Presentations will be graded based on the following rubric by their classmates (25%), group members (10%), and instructor (65%)

Excellent                                   Adequate                          Needs Improvement

(5)             -           (4)       -           (3)       -           (2)       -           (1)

Responsibilities of Students

Academic honesty is a cornerstone of the mission of the College. Unless it is otherwise stipulated, students may submit for evaluation only that work that is their own.  For more information see Student Handbook 7.1.4

Attendance is expected for all classes, and students are responsible for work missed during any absence from class. Students should notify their instructors as soon as possible of any anticipated absences

Missed exams In accordance with New York State law, students who miss class due to their religious beliefs shall be excused from class or examinations on that day. The faculty member is responsible for providing the student with an equivalent opportunity to make up any examination, study, or work requirement that the student may have missed. It is suggested that students notify their course instructors at least one week before any anticipated absence so that proper arrangements may be made to make up any missed work or examination. Any such work is to be completed within a reasonable time frame, as determined by the faculty member.

Any student, who missed class due to a verifiable family or individual health emergency, or to a required appearance in a court of law, shall be excused. The student or a family member/legal guardian may report the absence to the Office of Student Affairs and Campus Life, (340 Egbert Hall or via email at studentabsence@ithaca.edu or by phone at 607-274-3374) which will notify the student’s dean’s office, as well as residential life if the student lives on campus. The dean’s office will disseminate the information to the appropriate faculty. Follow-up by the student with his or her professors is imperative. Students may need to consider a leave of absence, medical leave of absence, selected course withdrawals, and so on, if they have missed a significant portion of class work.

Online Course Evaluations

Student input is highly valued and is important to maintain high quality instruction. Course evaluations are mandatory and must be completed online the last week of classes

Incompletes

Incompletes are given only when a student is doing satisfactory work but cannot complete the course for a reason not related to academic performance (i.e., medical, family emergency).  Terms for completion will be determined by instructor and are due no later than the end of the following semester. If no complete grade is received by the due date, a grade of F is recorded on the transcript.

Policy on Grade Disputes

Grade disputes will be resolved directly between the course instructor and the student. As a general principle, the authority to change a grade rests with the faculty member.
See
Students' Right to Petition

Accommodations

Academic accommodations are available to students with documented disabilities. To access services, students must self-identify and provide appropriate documentation to the Office of Academic Support Services. For further information, please contact the Office of Academic Support Services at 274-1257.

Disclaimer:

This syllabus is intended to give the student guidance in what may be covered during the semester and will be followed as closely as possible. However, the professor reserves the right to modify, supplement and make changes as the course needs arise.



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