BSCI425Syllabus-10fin(2)

BSCI425Syllabus-10fin(2) - Name _ BSCI425 Epidemiology:...

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BSCI425 Spring 2010 Syllabus @ S. Benson 01-25-10 1 Name _______________________ BSCI425 Epidemiology: Spring 2010 Faculty Instructor Dr. Spencer A. Benson, Ph.D . Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics Center for Teaching Excellence Phone 301-314-1288, 0405 Marie Mount Hall Email See the Class ELMS site, Office hours see me after class to arrange an appointment Email Use the ELMS Email tool Graduate Teaching Assistant Mr. Jeffrey Olimpo Rm. 3235 Bioscience Research Bldg Phone (301)-405-5327 (I ask that students use this sparingly, as it is the general lab phone number) Office Hours: 11-noon on Tuesday/Thursday; by appointment at all other times Email Use the ELMS Email tool Course Objectives: To introduce students to the basic principles, concepts, theories, and language that constitutes the discipline of infectious disease epidemiology. To provide a framework for understanding how epidemiology impacts life and society both currently and historically. To foster the ability to critically assess epidemiology information from primary sources as well as the Internet, books, the popular press, journals, and other sources. To foster the ability to effectively communicate science and its roles in society to a variety of audiences.
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BSCI425 Spring 2010 Syllabus @ S. Benson 01-25-10 2 Course Learning Outcomes: Student will be able to describe and use basic epidemiological language, concepts, protocols and theories. Student will be able to find, evaluate and analyze current and historical epidemiological data. Student will be able to describe and support conclusions that can be drawn epidemiological data. Students will be able to organize and communicate epidemiological information to a variety of audiences. Textbook: Epidemiology, 4th Edition - with STUDENT CONSULT Online Access ISBN: 978-1-4160-4002-6 By Leon Gordis, MD, MPH, Dr. PH Clickers This semester we will use student classroom response devices (clickers). If you do not have one you will need to purchase one from the bookstore or on-line. Bookstore purchase option: Visit the University Book Center in the Stamp Student Union -- RF model: $35.45,.* TurningPoint online purchase option: TurningPoint online store (be sure to use discount code: gGRS.) RF model: $28.00, before shipping. If you have a web-enabled smart device (iTouch, or smartphone) this can be used as a clicker (see the clicker site at http://www.clickers.umd.edu/students/index_students.html for instructions) you will need to purchase a ResponseWare -License. You will need to register your device so we can correctly assign clicker participation points. A maximum of 40 points is possible for clicker participation. Points are assigned both for participation and for correct answers. There will be many opportunities to acquire the clicker points, but you must have your own clicker get these points. You MUST use your own registered clicker, responding for a class member in his or her absence is a violation of the honor code. Anyone caught doing this will
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