Honors credit will be received in this and
a concurrent 100 or 200 level Biology course
upon successful completion of this course. Corequisite:
Concurrent enrollment in any non-Honors Biology
level 100 or 200 course. Meets Friday 1:10-2:00
In today's crowded, overpopulated world, in
which frequent travel and the mass production
and distribution of food and other goods are
a way of life, diseases can spread rapidly.
A contaminated food or water supply, for example,
can affect many thousands of people very quickly.
Identifying the causative agent of a disease
is desirable so that a disease can be effectively
controlled and treated. It is also desirable
to understand the mode of transmission and geographical
distribution of the disease. The science that
studies when and where diseases occur and how
they are transmitted in populations is called
are sometimes called medical detectives.
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