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This course explores the tools microbes use to break through our barriers and the perfect combination of factors that give them the opportunity to cause diseases. We discuss how even non-living agents like viruses exhibit the same biological impulse to replicate and spread. You’ll also learn about how human history has been molded by major epidemics and a brief introduction to the defenses our bodies have used to save us from annihilation.This course is intended for high school science instructors as part of the Teaching the Great Diseases program.Pre-requisites: There are no pre-requisites for this course. This course aligns with the Infectious Disease Unit 1: Why should we care about infectious diseases? of the Great Diseases high school curriculum

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  • School of Medicine - Public Health & Professional Degrees