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2009_Course_Syllabus - ENV H 451/541 Environmental...

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ENV H 451/541 Environmental & Occupational Health Microbiology I: Ecology of Environmentally Transmitted Microbial Hazards Autumn Quarter, 2009 Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 12:30-1:30 Room: HSB T531 INSTRUCTORS: John Scott Meschke Office: 4225 Roosevelt Way NE, Suite 2338 Phone: (206) 221-5470 Email: [email protected] Gwy-Am Shin Office: 4225 Roosevelt Way NE, Suite 2339 Phone: (206) 543-9026 Email: [email protected] TA : Eileen Wong ( [email protected] ) OFFICE HOURS: By Appointment COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will review environmentally transmitted pathogens with respect to their sources and occurrence, mobility, and fate in the environment. This course will be of use for public health and health care professionals, microbiologists, civil and environmental engineers, environmental scientists and bio-defense specialists. COURSE OBJECTIVES: On completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. Recognize the major classes of environmentally transmitted pathogens and describe specific examples for each class in different environmental media; 2. Discuss the major epidemiological elements of environmentally transmitted infectious disease; 3. Summarize the major exposure pathways and routes of transmission; 4. Compare and contrast the different types of microbiologically relevant foodborne disease; 5. Discuss factors that affect occurrence, growth, and persistence of microbiologic agents and by-products in food; 6. Outline and distinguish the factors affecting the persistence, fate and mobility of microbial hazards in water; 7. Discuss the trends in waterborne disease; 8. Identify and describe factors affecting transmission of microbiological agents by surfaces; 9. Summarize fomitic and sharps-based transmission of infectious agents; 10. Demonstrate an understanding of occupationally relevant exposures to microbiological hazards;
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11. Identify and describe factors affecting the airborne transmission of microbiological hazards; 12. Categorize the different mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance and factors affecting their development; 13. Define and contrast zoonotic and vectorborne transmission of microbiological
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  • Fall '09
  • Meschke
  • Microbiology, Applied Microbiology Journal of Applied and Environmental Microbiology Journal of American Water Works Association Journal of Food Protection International Journal of Food Microbiology Water Science, open note

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