Advanced Medical and Veterinary Entomology (syllabus)
Every other Fall semester (odd numbered years) we will offer Advanced Medical and Veterinary Entomology. The course is primarily for graduate students with background knowledge in entomology. Students in this course will discover the arthropod pests that affect human and animal health. Throughout the semester, we will explore the biology of arthropod pests, and the disease-causing pathogens they transmit to humans, livestock, pets, and wildlife. Each week, we will discuss an arthropod group of concern, along with the diseases they transmit in both temperate and tropical areas. A hands-on laboratory will provide an up close look at the biology of arthropods of medical and veterinary importance, along with their direct and indirect affects to humans and animals. The lab will also include several field collecting trips (mosquito adults, mosquito larvae, horn flies on cows, and other topics of interest to students).