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BIOL 047 - Biology of Infectious Diseases and Their Global Impact

FC NSMA
4 credits
Infectious diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites have had a very large effect on human societies from ancient history to the current day. This course will provide an overview of the different types of pathogens that cause human disease and their effects on humans. We will investigate specific examples of each type of pathogen to illustrate the commonalities and differences of these disease-causing agents. We will also look at the way that human infectious diseases are treated and prevented, as well as the problematic history of infectious disease research and the long-term effects of diseases on human societies.



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