640
Infectious Disease Microbiology for Teachers

Course Syllabus

Lecture Schedule - 2011

July 5
Introduction and Overview (1-3, 5-17)
Microorganisms: Comparison of Eukaryotes, Prokaryotes and Viruses (117-129); Bacteria (86-106, 192-197, 199-202); Viruses (149, 166, 172-174); Fungi (130-135); Protozoa (136-142, 181); Helminths (143-145)
Infectious Disease Principles (6-7, 16-17)
Virulence Factors (141t, 379-405)
Epidemiology Principles (405-413)
Innate Host Defense: Resistance (414-441)
July 6
Innate Host Defense: Resistance (414-441)
Adaptive Host Defense: Immunity (442-277); Vaccination (464-473)
Disorders in Immunity: (478-510)
Disease Control Strategies: Disinfection (312-337, 794-798); Chemotherapy (246-249, 343-370)
Review and Discussion for Examination 1
July 7
Examination 1
Infectious Diseases Affecting the Skin and Eyes: Background (535-538); Acne (538); Impetigo (540-543); Furuncles (538, 544); Necrotizing Fasciitis (539); Gangrene (545-546); Leprosy (358, 409, 427, 542); Candidiasis (135, 353, Wikipedia); Tineas (558-561); Sporotrichosis (Wikipedia); Warts (555-557); Cutaneous Herpes (Wikipedia); Rubella (German measles) (553-554); Rubeola (measles) (535, 551-553, 555); Varicella (chickenpox) and Zoster (shingles) (546-549); Variola (smallpox) (465, 549-551); Keratitis (564-566)
July 8
Infectious Diseases Affecting the Nervous System: Meningitis (574-578); Encephalitis (585-586, 626-627); Rabies (590-592); Tetanus (596-597); Botulism (183, 200, 603-605); Toxoplasmosis (592-593); Poliomyelitis (592-595); Mad Cow Disease (696-697)
Review and Discussion for Examination 2
July 11
Examination 2
Infectious Diseases Affecting the Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems: Septicemia and Septic Shock (610, 613-614); Infectious Mononucleosis (621-622); Anthrax (558, 632-633); Plague (615-617, 677); Lyme Disease (618-622); Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (626-632); Hepatitis A and E (715-717); Hepatitis B, C and D (717-719, 746); Ebola Fever (623-624); Yellow Fever (623); Dengue (622-623); Malaria (622-623); African Sleeping Sickness (622-623); Schistosomiasis (622-623)
July 12
Infectious Diseases Affecting the Respiratory Tract: Background (650-651); Acute Common Coryza (common cold) (651-652, 661); Otitis Media (653-654); Streptococcal Pharyngitis (555, 654-657); Diphtheria (657-659); Pertussis (649, 661); Influenza (662-666); Pneumonia (671-675); Legionnaire's Disease (676); Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (675); Tuberculosis (666-671); Histoplasmosis (677-679)
Review and Discussion for Examination 3
July 13
Examination 3
Infectious Diseases Affecting the Gastrointestinal Tract: Background (686-689); Dental Caries (689-691); Periodontal Disease (691-693); Oral Herpes and Herpes Labialis (756, 758); Thrush (Wikipedia); Mumps (693-695); Helicobacter Peptic Disease Syndrome (ulcers) (696-697); Staphylococcal Intoxication (709-710, 794-798); Mycotoxicosis (Wikipedia); Enteritis (687, 697-704, 707-708, 710-711, 794-798); Giardiasis (713-714); Cryptosporidiosis (119, 142, 706-707); Cholera (702-704); Bacillary Dysentery (698-699); Amoebic Dysentery (712-714); Typhoid Fever (697-698); Clostridium difficile Infection (702); Pinworm (719, 722-725); Trichinosis (726-727); Tapeworm (719, 722-723)
July 14
Infectious Diseases Affecting the Genitourinary Tract: Background (736-738); Urinary Cystitis (739-742); Vaginosis (735, 742-744); Toxic Shock Syndrome (); Gonorrhea (736-738); Chlamydial Disease (745, 748-750); Syphilis (748-752); Genital Herpes (755-758); Genital Warts (758-760); AIDS (515, 533, 636-645, 735-736, 744)
Review and Discussion for Examination 4
July 15
Individual and Group Project Presentations
Examination 4
Student Evaluation of Course

Reading

Instructor

John R. Stevenson, Ph.D.
Office: 52 Pearson Hall
Phone: 529-5427
Hours: MTWRF 4:00-5:00 pm (or by appointment)

Objectives

The goal of this course is to familiarize you, as primary and secondary school teachers, with the microorganisms that cause human diseases, the diseases themselves, the host defense system, and the personal and social impacts of these diseases so you can more effectively teach microbiology in your biology courses. Therefore, this course will introduce you to principles and issues in infectious disease microbiology so that you understand disease processes and learn how they are relevant to your students' health. You will learn what microorganisms are, how they function, how they have been important in shaping human history, how they are important in your life and your students' lives, both now and in the future.

Evaluation

Your grade will be based on your performance on four examinations and two presentation projects:

Plagiarism and other infractions of Miami University rules and regulations will be dealt with as described in Chapter 5: Academic Integrity in the Miami University Handbook.

Your course grade will be determined using the following scale:

Grade

Percentage

A+

97-100

A

93-96

A-

90-92

B+

87-89

B

83-86

B-

80-82

C+

77-79

C

73-76

C-

70-72

D+

67-69

D

63-66

D-

60-62

F

0-59


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Please email questions and comments to:
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John R. Stevenson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology
Miami University
Oxford, Ohio 45056
USA
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