Epidemiology Courses Taught by Carl F Marrs

EPID460: Introduction to Bacterial Pathogenesis

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Marrs, Carl F
  • Prerequisites: Introductory Microbiology and Genetics or Perm. Instr.
  • Description: This course covers the basics of the biochemistry, molecular biology, and genetics of chemotaxis and flagella, pili and adhesins, extracellular proteases, bacterial toxins, invasion and intracellular growth, phase and antigenic variation, gene transfer, LPS, iron, M-proteins, capsules, chemotherapy, antibiotic resistance and global regulation of virulence elements.
  • Course Goals: The goals of this course are to have the students gain a basic understanding of the kinds of virulence factors used by pathogenic bacteria to cause disease.
  • Competencies: This course is currently one of the Group 2 "Specified Electives" for the Microbiology Concentration Major. In the future it will also be one of the options for the "Public Health Approaches to Infectious Disease" requirement in the soon be started Bachelor of Science in Public Health.
  • Syllabus for EPID460

EPID511: Introduction to Public Health Genetics

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Marrs, Carl F
  • Last offered Fall 2017
  • Prerequisites: Grad status or perm instructor
  • Description: This course is designed for those interested in a basic understanding of human genetics who have had only a very limited exposure to biologic sciences. This course will cover the basics of genetics at both the molecular and population level. In addition to the basic science, some ethical, legal, and social implications of genetics research will be examined. Examples relevant to public health will be emphasized.
  • Course Goals: The goal of this course is to teach the basics of genetics so that students who successfully complete the course will be qualified to take Epid 515 and some of the other courses associated with the Certificate in Public Health Genetics.
  • Competencies: This course serves as the introductory course in public health genetics for students who have not yet taken an undergraduate level genetics course. By the end of the course students should have a firm basic understanding of the legal and social issues associated with human genetics.
  • This course is cross-listed with in the PUBHLTH 311 department.
  • Syllabus for EPID511

EPID560: Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogenesis

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Marrs, Carl F
  • Offered every year
  • Last offered Fall 2015
  • Prerequisites: Grad Status and Intro Microbiology and Biochemistry or Perm. Instr.
  • Description: Microbial structures and their relation to basic mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis; structure, function, and genetics of bacterial toxins; and host resistance and immunity. Discussions of pathogenic organisms of major public health importance, diseases caused, and their epidemiology.
  • Course Goals: The goals of this course are to have the students gain a basic understanding of the kinds of virulence factors used by pathogenic bacteria to cause disease.
  • Competencies: With this course students should fulfill the following Hospital & Molecular Epidemiology Program Competencies (1-6): (3) General understanding of the principles of infectious diseases microbiology molecular biology and genetics; (4) In depth knowledge in at least one of the following: microbiology molecular biology genetics or infection control.
  • Syllabus for EPID560