Courses: Perspectives in Biology: Tropical Infectious Disease (BIOLH124G01)

Spring 2012

An examination of factors that contribute to the emergence and endemicity of selected infectious diseases in tropical developing countries, with a focus on diseases where transmission routes are unique to tropical developing countries or unknown. Examples will include waterborne, vaccine-preventable and zoonotic (animal transmitted) infections. Course participants will examine the microbiological, epidemiological and public health factors that control the emergence or persistence of infectious diseases in the tropics. One half semester. Enrollment limited to 30.

Prerequisites: Lottery preference to Freshmen and Sophomores. Students must register for both Perspectives classes paired in a given semester to qualify for the single lottery that will be run for both classes.

Fulfills: NA II Limit:30


Biology (Web site)

Taught By

Iruka Okeke (Profile)


Haverford, Shrp 217

Meeting Times

MWF 10:30-11:30