Ann Fallon, PhD
Distinguished McKnight University Professor
Department of Entomology University of Minnesota
What’s so attractive about human blood? How have human interactions with insects evolved? Insects and ticks transmit viral, bacterial, protozoan and filarial diseases to humans, particularly in tropical countries. Dengue and other mosquito-borne viruses pose an increasing challenge in the southern US as climate change increases the range of important vector species. Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases are increasing in the US, and pose challenges in diagnosis and treatment. This course will provide an overview of arthropod-borne disease and its impacts on global health. Students will study the historical, contemporary and epidemiologic stories demonstrating exposure and control strategies via student-led discussions, laboratory examinations, and critical review of current best practices in medical entomology.
This non-credit course meets with the academic course PubH 7230-102 as part of the 2019 Public Health Institute.
For more information: sph.umn.edu/public-health-institute
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe the basic biology of mosquitoes, ticks, and other arthropod vectors and the mechanisms they use to transmit disease
- Discuss the epidemiology of important vector-borne diseases both locally and worldwide
- Appreciate the changing dynamics of vector-borne disease, including the importance of both historic and emerging infections
- Communicate strategies for the control and reduction of arthropod-borne disease
The core competencies identified in the HRSA Council of Linkages model that apply to this course include:
Public Health Sciences Skills:
- 6.2.3 Applies public health sciences (e.g., biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, health services administration, social and behavioral sciences, and public health informatics) in the delivery of the 10 Essential Public Health Services
- 6.2.7 Uses evidence in developing, implementing, evaluating, and improving policies, programs, and services
Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills:
- 8.2.2 Describes public health as part of a larger inter-related system of organizations that influence the health of populations at local, national, and global levels
Registration & Cancellation
The registration fee for this course is $595. You will receive an email letter outlining program logistics two weeks prior to the start of the course.
Requests for refunds will be honored in full if a written cancellation request is received prior to the course start date. An administration fee of $50 will be charged to all refund requests received after the first day of class. The Centers for Public Health Education and Outreach (CPHEO) reserves the right to cancel any course. In the event of a course cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund of the program registration fee. CPHEO is not responsible for refund of travel or other costs incurred by registrants.
The Centers for Public Health Education and Outreach will provide a certificate of attendance verifying 1.5 CEUs (15 contact hours) offered for this program. This course is eligible for 15 CPH recertification credits.
All courses are approved for CPH Recertification Credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.
Contact & Questions
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