Course Descriptions

BIOL 19500 Year 1 BIO Lab:Disease Ecology

Session Offered:

Fall Credit 2

Prerequisites:

None

Description:

Course description:

The course will engage students in authentic research while acquiring the necessary skills and concepts to be a successful biology major. Our research topic will be disease ecology in freshwater systems. Disease ecology is a growing field investigating the causes and effects of pathogen transmission and epidemics, primarily in natural populations. We will begin with a series of skill and knowledge building laboratories, and then transition into independent research projects that culminate in presentation of the data in a poster session. Students will learn the fundamentals of disease ecology, basic laboratory techniques, and how to perform scientific experiments from start to finish (designing and implementing experiments, interpreting experimental results, and communicating findings to other scientists and the public).

Instructor(s):
CATHERINE SEARLE

E-mail:
searlec@purdue.edu

Textbook(s):

no text

Notes:

This is an alternate year course.  Next taught Fall 2019



Course Format:

CRN

Sec

Type

Days

Time

Location

13046

007

Lab

T

1:30-4:20

LILY G419

13038

006

LBP

TH

1:30-2:20

LILY G419



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