About PH 322 OL1

Zoonoses and vector-born disease account for the majority of emerging and re-emerging diseases. Students will learn about the drivers that influence infection in animals and humans, tools used for disease monitoring and prevention, and policies and programs aimed at prevention. Cross-listed with: ASCI 322.


Open to Graduate-level Public Health students only; All other students require instructor permission; Must submit the request at http://go.uvm.edu/ph Students will be notified if permission is granted before classes begin; Contact student Advisor, Vika Pleshakova at vpleshak@uvm.edu with any questions; Asynchronous online

Section Description

Using a One Health perspective, the course provides an overview of zoonotic infectious diseases (those diseases in common between animals and humans), including rabies, potential bioterrorist agents (anthrax, plague, Q fever, tularemia), emerging diseases (COVID, Zika virus, Ebola, avian and swine influenza, West Nile virus, vCJD), and vector-borne diseases (lyme disease). The course focuses primarily on the epidemiologic method of investigation, and assessment of surveillance, prevention, control and treatment. Student work will emphasize emerging diseases associated with climate change, including those with an impact on global health.

Section Expectation

Course Learning Objectives: By the end of the course, students should be able to: • Describe the clinical features, epidemiology, risk factors, and protective/control measures for multiple zoonoses and vector-borne diseases. • Explain the drivers of zoonotic infectious disease and the interaction between these factors. • Describe the public health tools used to prevent, detect, and control zoonoses and vector-borne diseases. • Explain how a One Health approach can be used to reduce zoonotic and vector-borne disease burden. • Create a communication piece for a targeted audience using surveillance and other data to communicate a specific health message.


Discussion through YellowDig (42%); open-book quizzes (17.8%); open-book exams (20.2%); fact sheet and slide set (20%)

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