TM5518 - Medical Entomology
|Student Contribution Band:
||Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc (pre 2015)
Arthropod vectors, such as mosquitoes, flies and ticks, transmit diseases to a billion
people each year with associated annual mortality of over 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.
- Compare the interactions among arthropods, vectors, pathogens, environments, reservoirs,
humans, cultures and public health;
- Develop an understanding of the extent of health problems related to disease-bearing
- Critique the evidence relating to various medically important vectors via a thorough
understanding of vector biodynamics, behaviour and transmission capacity;
- Define and solve problems relating to the management of vectors implicated in the
transmission of disease;
- Critically analyse vector management strategies in relation to resources and policies.
Study Period 2
|Census Date 28-Aug-2014
|Non-standard start/end 21-Jul-2014 to 21-Nov-2014
|Face to face teaching
21-Jul-2014 to 25-Jul-2014
||Professor Scott Ritchie, Ms Tammy Allen
||Professor Scott Ritchie, Ms Tammy Allen, Professor Tom Burkot.
||end of semester exam (40%); assignments (60%).
An enrolment quota applies to this offering.
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