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Courses in Global Disease Biology (GDB)

Lower Division

90. Introduction to Global Disease Biology (1)

Seminar—1 hour; fieldwork—1 hours. Introduction to the Global Disease Biology major, research and internship opportunities, and potential career paths in human, animal, and plant health. Communication, ethics and the nature of science. (P/NP grading only.)—F. (F.) Rizzo

Upper Division

101. Epidemiology (4)

Lecture—2 hours; laboratory—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: Science and Society 13; Biological Science 2A, 2B, 2C; Statistics 13, 100 or Plant Sciences 120. Principles and practice of epidemiology as applied to human, animal, and plant populations and the environment in which these populations co-exist. Quantitative analysis of both infectious and non-infectious disease. Inter-dependence between epidemiological analysis, decision-making and policy formulation will be highlighted. GE credit: SciEng | SE, QL.—W. (W.) McRoberts, Papageorgiou

102. Disease Intervention and Policy (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour; project. Prerequisite: course 101; Science and Society 13; Biological Sciences 2A, 2B, 2C; Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology 129Y; VM-Medicine and Epidemiology 158. Examination of the prevention and treatment of diseases affecting humans, animals, and plants. Case studies will illustrate the merits of a unified approach to promoting health at local, regional, and global scales. GE credit: SciEng |  OL, SE, SL.—S. (S.) Rizzo

103. The Microbiome of People, Animals, and Plants (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: Biological Science 2A, 2B, 2C. Examination of the structure and function of microbial communities that live inside and on host organisms. Introduction to general concepts of the microbiome and microbiota, and their relationship to host health and disease. GE credit: SciEng | SE, SL.—F. (F.) Cook, Leveau

187. Global Disease Biology Seminar (3)

Seminar—1 hour; discussion—1 hour; term paper. Prerequisite: junior standing, course 90, Science and Society 13. Open to Global Disease Biology majors. Seminar leading to development of the research proposal and academic plan for the Global Disease Biology major.—F. (F.)

189. Global Disease Biology Senior Research (3)

Independent study—3 hours. Prerequisite: senior standing, courses 90, 187; (course 189D concurrently the first time course 189 is taken), Science and Society 13. Restricted to Global Disease Biology majors only. Capstone research experience for the Global Disease Biology major. Project may be experimental, library research, or some other creative activity. May be repeated one time for credit while research is conducted over two quarters; second quarter used to finish research paper.—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) 

189D. Global Disease Biology Research Discussion (1)

Discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: courses 90, 187, Science and Society 13; course 189 required concurrently. Restricted to junior standing; Global Disease Biology majors only. Course helps prevent or solve problems during the students' research activity. Independent advising and assistance on research proposal. (P/NP grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

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