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2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
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BIOL 447 - Zoonoses & Emerging Infectious Diseases

Units: 3
Zoonoses (diseases transmitted from animals to humans), Emerging, and Re-emerging infectious diseases increasingly threaten health security worldwide. This course focuses on their etiologies, epidemiology, prevention, diagnostic and treatment strategies; and how human behaviors and societal trends contribute to their rise.

Co-requisites: BIOL 330.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Course Typically Offered: Variable Intermittently.

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Recognize and understand the zoonotic potential of selected diseases;
  2. Compare and contrast emerging and re-emerging diseases;
  3. Understand the challenges and consequences of these diseases to human and animal health;
  4. Describe the etiology, epidemiology, diagnostics and available treatments of selected diseases;
  5. Compare and contrast the causes and impacts of these diseases in developed vs developing countries;
  6. Recognize and explain successful public health measures of prevention and control;
  7. Clearly communicate factual, conceptual, and theoretical concepts and applications of topics covered in this course.

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