This course will focus on the impact of ten human infectious diseases that changed the world. Each disease will be analyzed by the students from five distinct perspectives:

Five Perspectives:

· Clinical —The clinical aspects of the disease (cause, disease mechanisms, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and outlook)

· Historical —The historical aspects (origins, consequences, etc)

· Economic —The economic impact on individuals and on society

· Artistic —Representation of the disease in the arts, literature, film, song, etc.

· Public Health —The public health considerations in controlling and/or eliminating the disease

This course will focus on the impact of ten human infectious diseases that changed the world. Each disease will be analyzed by the students from five distinct perspectives:

Five Perspectives:

· Clinical —The clinical aspects of the disease (cause, disease mechanisms, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and outlook)

· Historical —The historical aspects (origins, consequences, etc)

· Economic —The economic impact on individuals and on society

· Artistic —Representation of the disease in the arts, literature, film, song, etc.

· Public Health —The public health considerations in controlling and/or eliminating the disease