Postgraduate Course: Arthropod Vector Biology (BIME11029)
|School||School of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||It is estimated that 10% of global disease is transmitted by arthropod vectors. Insects play a leading role in transmission and many of the World's worst diseases: malaria, dengue, lymphatic filariasis and hemorrhagic fever to name but a few. Understanding the pathology of these diseases is critical to finding solutions, but so is understanding the biology of the vector agents transmitting them. Vector control furthermore leans heavily on correct species identification. This course attempts to provide an understanding of Arthropod (predominantly insect) biology in relation to disease transmission.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| By the end of the course students will be able to demonstrate:
* a broad understanding of the major components of arthropod vector biology.
* an ability to identify the major vector species groups and the diseases they transmit.
* a knowledge and understanding of current research aspects of vector behaviour, vector ecology, and vector-parasite interactions.
* an insight into the surveillance, evaluation and control of vector issues.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Sharron Ogle
|Course secretary||Miss Lauren Sandford
Tel: (0131 6)51 5470