TyphoidMary-1 - BIOLOGY 118 AIDS AND OTHER HEALTH CRISES...

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BIOLOGY 118 AIDS AND OTHER HEALTH CRISES
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Lecture 01 January 6 Today’s Outline Course policies Typhoid Mary Events leading to her 2 imprisonments Social/ethical issues surrounding her story Announcements Discussions start Next week Read pp. 1-64 DF Check the exam dates and plan accordingly
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Instructors Professor Diane Spillane (dspill, 647-2721) Graduate Student Instructors Matthew Bialko Rachel Diehl Emily Derus Darlene Veruttipong Kelly Grossman Semoya Phillips
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Office hours Held Monday, 11-12 pm, Tuesday 10- 11:00 am in Chem 1039 GSI office hours held in the Science Learning Center (SLC) located in the chemistry building Hours will be posted on ctools Go to anyone’s office hours
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Issues for Discussion Biology of health and Disease Public Health and Public Policy Issues Infectious Disease Environmentally transmitted Sexually transmitted
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Subject Matter Typhoid Mary, Cholera, Tuberculosis, Plague, Influenza, Malaria, Smallpox, Ebola, Syphilis Kuru and Mad Cow Disease AIDS
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Expectations Background: none Ask questions To become literate in science Must understand some basic biology (Can antibiotics cure the flu? Why or why not?)
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Expectations-continued To be able to understand public health policy at a basic level and engage in sensible discussions about it in general and with regard to AIDS in particular To understand human behavior regarding infectious disease (as it is, not as it should be)
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Textbooks No text for lecture Required reading for discussion “Deadly Feasts” by Richard Rhodes “And the Band Played On” by Randy Shilts
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Waitlist Instructions Get on an electronic waitlist for a discussion section Most have already received overrides We will arrange overrides for as many students as possible. We will follow waitlist order to fill slots
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iClicker Check course policies for obtaining iClickers Register on cTools NOT the iclicker web site!!! You must be present for 50% of lectures (and answer iClicker) to receive full credit
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Grading Policy 700 points total 630-700 = A 560-629 = B 490-559 = C 420-489 = D Exams worth 150 pts. (600 pts. Total) Discussion participation worth 45 points 55 points for iclicker participation
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Exams Four exams (lecture and discussion) 2 week notice for special requests
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course BIOLOGY 118 taught by Professor Spillane during the Winter '10 term at University of Michigan.

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