|Student Contribution Band:||Band 2|
|Administered by:||College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences|
Arthropod vectors, such as mosquitoes, flies and ticks, transmit diseases to a billion people each year with associated annual mortality of more than a million. A few diseases have been eradicated or controlled to some degree; however, many are now re-emerging on a global scale due to a lack of vector specialists, insecticide resistance, diversion of funds to other diseases, and lack of treatment. This multidisciplinary subject was developed because the practice of public health is demanding an increasing understanding of the relationship between human health and arthropod vectors. Public health professionals will be increasingly relied upon for assistance in formulating strategic eradication or control policies and will be required to explain the human implications of these policies to the public. Students will acquire knowledge, professional attitudes and skills required for vector-borne disease management by learning about the biology, surveillance and control of disease vectors. Topic areas will focus on the basics of vector biology (particularly of mosquitoes) and this knowledge will be applied to a number of important issues affecting vector borne diseases, including the emergence and spread of vector and associated pathogens, vector control and elimination, and climate change. The course will focus on the transmission of several of the dominant regional vector borne diseases, especially dengue, Zika Ross River fever,lymphatic filariasis and malaria with a focus on efforts to eliminate both malaria and lymphatic filariasis.
|Cairns, Limited, Study Period 2|
|Census Date 29-Aug-2019|
|Non-standard start/end 01-Jul-2019 to 22-Nov-2019|
|Face to face teaching 01-Jul-2019 to 05-Jul-2019 (Please note early start date)|
|Coordinator:||Dr Tamara Buhagiar|
|Lecturers:||Assoc. Professor Sue Devine, Dr Tamara Buhagiar.|
|Assessment:||end of semester exam (45%); presentations (20%); assignments (35%).|
Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.