Fall 2020 - HSCI 212 D100

Perspectives on Infectious and Immunological Diseases (3)

Class Number: 5964

Delivery Method: Remote

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

    Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 17, 2020
    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    HSCI 100 or BISC 101, HSCI 130.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

An integrated survey of infectious diseases and their social and economic causes and consequences. Infectious agents, including bacteria, protozoa, fungi and viruses -- how they spread, how they work, and how they can be stopped. Surveillance, prevention, and management of infectious diseases and epidemics.

COURSE DETAILS:

HSCI 212 is an introductory course. Its chief objective is for students to gain foundational knowledge of infectious diseases from a multi-disciplinary perspective that includes basic aspects of microbial pathogenesis, infectious disease epidemiology, clinical diagnosis and treatment, and societal impact.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

By the end of the course, students should be able to describe and discuss the role of key health science-related research disciplines in disease prevention and control, the interplay between agent/host/environment and other factors that influence disease spread and persistence, and the role of socio-economic status in disease transmission. In addition, students should be able to work cooperatively to demonstrate and communicate knowledge of infectious diseases to peers.

Grading

  • Case studies/reports 25%
  • Assignments 50%
  • Exam 25%

NOTES:

TEACHING FORMAT:  Modular units (covering select topics) taught asynchronously online (Canvas most likely) along with weekday synchronous tutorials (Zoom).

REQUIREMENTS:

Tutorials will be mandatory. Students will need to choose one of the available sessions to attend remotely.

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

There is no prescribed text for this course. In general, reading materials will be provided on or via the course website (Canvas).

RECOMMENDED READING:

J. Boyle & S. Ramsay. Writing for Science Students. Red Globe Press. 
ISBN: 9781137571526

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020

Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).