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Syllabi

Here you will find a comprehensive list of shared disease ecology syllabi. The list is not exhaustive and if you want to donate yours, it would be great! 

Course Description Contact Syllabus
Biology of Infectious Disease Large intermediate level lecture course for biology majors and non-majors. (Intro or
AP Biology prerequisite)
Antonovics, Janis
ja8n@nullvirginia.edu
Antonovics Biology of Infectious Disease Course outline and syllabus Spring 2014
Intro to Field Biology: Disease Ecology Small 200-level undergraduate lab course, mixing reading and discussion with field exercises. (Intro or AP Biology prerequisite) Hood, Michael
mhood@nullamherst.edu
Hood_Intro to Field Biology
Evolutionary Medicine Upper-level lecture course for biology and anthropology majors Eisenberg, Dan
dtae@nulluw.edu
Eisenberg Spring 2018_EvolutionaryMedicineSyllabus
Disease Ecology Upper-level lecture and discussion course for biology majors and graduate students Kilpatrick, Marm
akilpatr@nullucsc.edu
Kilpatrick Disease Ecology Syllabus 2018
Disease Ecology Upper-level lecture, discussion, and computer lab course for biology majors Civitello, David
david.james.civitello@nullemory.edu
Biol 347 Disease Ecology Syllabus – SP19
Evolutionary Medicine Upper-level lecture course for non-majors (link to online lectures) Stearns, Stephen
stephen.stearns@nullyale.edu
Stearns Evolutionary Medicine Course Syllabus
Disease Biology Upper-level undergraduate biology majors and graduate students Martin, Lynn (Marty)
lbmartin@nullusf.edu
Martin Disease Biology 2017 syllabus
Evolutionary Medicine Upper-level lecture and discussion course for biology majors Mideo, Nicole
nicole.mideo@nullme.com
Mideo_EEB325_2019_Syllabus
Disease Ecology Lab course for first-year biology majors Searle, Catherine
searlec@nullpurdue.edu
Searle_Year1BioLab_DiseaseEcology_Syllabus_2019
Peoples & Plagues Upper-level lecture course Ryan, Sadie
sjryan@nullufl.edu

Ryan_Peoples&Plagues

Ryan_GEOG 3930

Disease Ecology & Evolution Upper-level lecture course for biology majors Mitchell, Charles
mitchell@nullbio.unc.edu
Mitchell_Syllabus Biol 568 Fall 2018 (Nov11)
Disease Ecology & Evolution Upper-level lecture and discussion course for biology majors Woodhams, Doug
dwoodhams@nullgmail.com

Woodhams_Disease Ecology and Evolution syllabus2018_3

Woodhams_Schedule and Assignments_revised_11_5_2018

Parasite Ecology Upper-level lecture and lab course for biology majors Wood, Chelsea
chelwood@nulluw.edu
Wood_Parasite Ecology – Syllabus – AUTUMN 2018 – FINAL
Evolutionary Medicine Upper-level lecture and discussion course for biology majors Martin, Lynn (Marty)
lbmartin@nullusf.edu
Martin Evolutionary Medicine, syllabus Fall 2017
Evolutionary Medicine Upper-level lecture and discussion course for biology majors Antolin, Michael
antolin@nullrams.colostate.edu
Antolin_Evolutionary Medicine – Colorado State Univeirsty BZ 420 Syllabus 2019
Evolutionary Medicine Upper-level lecture and discussion course for biology majors Cressler, Clay
ccressler2@nullunl.edu
Syllabus Evolutionary Medicine 2019
Methods in Vector-Borne Disease Ecology Upper-level lecture and lab course for biology majors Hamer, Gabe
ghamer@nulltamu.edu
Hamer_ENTO_VIBS 426 626 syllabus 1.29.19
Emerging Infectious Diseases Upper-level case-study based course for biology/anthropology majors Holland Jones, James
jhj1@nullstanford.edu
EEID_Syllabus_Winter2018-rev2
Disease Ecology Upper-level lecture and discussion course for biology majors Searle, Catherine
searlec@nullpurdue.edu
Searle_Disease Ecology 2018 syllabus

 

Lecture Activities

Activity Description Contact Link or File
Diseases I’ve had and
heard of
Simple exercise for first lecture in an introductory course for biolgy majors or non-majors Antonovics, Janis
ja8n@nullvirginia.edu
Ask students to list on two halves of one page
Lecture on mapping disease John Snow, Broad Street Pump, disease incidence, appropriate mapping scale. Dan Salkeld mapping disease
Pre-lecture music and poetry As a lecture warm up, often good to present something fun. Here are a few examples of poems and music (lyrics only).There is lots more out there.and music can be downloaded Pre-lecture music and poetry Pre-lecture Music Poems for Disease Biology

 

Seminars and discussion sessions

Activity Description Contact Link or file
Diseases are like the stars Simple data exercise illustrating that knowledge on parasite diversity is affected strongly by search effort.

Michael Hood

mhood@nullamherst.edu

DISEASES_ARE_LIKE_THE_STARS-1-2017 teachingeeid
Epidemiology project Using class photos to investigate contact rates and disease spread, with an SIR model option

Janis Antonovics

ja8n@nullvirginia.edu

Epidemiology_Assignment Disease Biology
Disease poster project Individual projects where students produce a poster or wiki page (instead of a term paper) on a particular disease

Janis Antonovics

ja8n@nullvirginia.edu

Disease_Poster_Assignment to post

 

Computational labs

Activity Description Contact Link or File
Red Queen game Students use playing cards to collaboratively act out host-parasite coevolution and test predictions of the Red Queen Hypothesis. Resources can be found at my website.

Mandy Gibson

amanda.gibson@nullemory.edu

GibsonDrownLively_2015_RedQueenGame
DSAIDE R package R package of different compartmental models to explore various infectious disease topics. Code is wrapped around a GUI so no coding required.

Andreas Handel

ahandel@nulluga.edu

package

github

PLOS Paper

Disease transmission in networks Computer lab requiring students to:
  • Build a network based on shared courses, clubs, and dorms of students in this lab section.
  • Simulate transmission of a directly-transmitted parasite on a static network.
  • Determine how network position influences the importance of a host to parasite spread.

Civitello, David

david.james.civitello@nullemory.edu

Lab 3 – Transmission in networks

 

Disease control Computer lab requiring students to use simple epidemiological models to determine the vaccination or culling level needed to eliminate a density-dependently transmitted parasite

Civitello, David

david.james.civitello@nullemory.edu

Lab 7 – Disease control
Herd immunity Simulation activity that simulates measles outbreaks in communities with different levels of vaccination

Shocket, Marta

mshocket@nullstanford.edu

Random Process Simulation Activity

 

Empirical labs

Activity Description Contact Link or File
Quantifying Infection Rates in Natural Populations (Draft Module) Uses the Drosophila-Howardula System to collect wild mycophagous flies and quantify infection rates by parasitic nematodes. Uses a introductory lab in undergraduate course. Takes two 3-hour labs. Michael Hood (Amherst College)
mhood@nullamherst.edu
Quantifying Infection Rates in Natural Populations (Drosophila-Howardula System)_Hood_Amherst College
Testing assumptions of transmission functions Uses HexBugs to generate data on the transmission of “RoboPox” and gets students to use simple statistics to investigate whether assumptions of density-dependent transmission hold

Civitello, David

david.james.civitello@nullemory.edu

Lab 5 – Transmission dynamics of Robo Pox