ENY-6665, Advanced Medical & Veterinary Entomology, 4 Credits
My goal for this distance education class is to maintain the same schedule as students taking the class on campus and in the classroom. Lecture CDs, syllabus, course schedule, class notes, and assignments are available from the course website (http://entomology.ifas.ufl.edu/koehler/eny4660/) for download. You will have to email the instructor to obtain the password for the site. The following is a general concept for keeping on schedule:
Lectures M W-- Lectures should be accomplished on or before the date listed
Laboratories F-- Assignments due and submitted to instructor by email on date listed
Instructor: Philip G. Koehler
Office Hours: weekdays
Course Website: http://entomology.ifas.ufl.edu/koehler/eny4660/
Co-Course Requirement: ENY 6665L
Course Description: This course
presents the major insect, mite, and tick vectors of disease to man and
animals. Students will learn to identify
and understand the life cycles, morphology, and behavior of
mosquitoes, ticks, mites, lice, fleas, and other disease vectors.
Students also will learn about major arthropod-transmitted disease cycles,
including malaria, Lyme disease,
Special Research Project: Special
research project must be approved by instructor, and should be an in-depth
review of the scientific literature. The
research project report must be written as a scientific paper in Entomological
Society of America format. Powerpoint presentation and written script will be a 10
minute scientific paper suitable for presentation at a scientific meeting.
Student has the option of presenting the research project orally, on site in
Grading: The course is based on 500 total points:
Midterm -- 200 points
Final exam – 200 points
Special research topic -- 100 points
Text: Gary Mullen and Lance Durden. 2009. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 2nd Edition. Academic Press. ISBN #: 978-0-12-372500-4.
Grading scale (%):
Class CDs: Contain lectures, reading assignments, class notes, class schedule, and syllabus. The CDs should be downloaded or will be provided
Lecture Notebook: Print this on your own from the CD. You can have it printed/bound at a copy store if you desire.
As a result of completing the registration form at the
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UF Counseling Services:
Resources are available on campus for students having personal problems or lacking clear career and academic goals which interfere with their academic performance. These resources include:
2. Student Mental Health, Student Health Care Center, 392-1171, personal counseling
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Information for Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities are encouraged to register with the Office for Student Services to determine the appropriate classroom accommodations. Any student requesting classroom accommodations must be registered with the Dean of Students Office, P202 Peabody Hall, 392-1261(TDD - 392-3008), and have documentation on file in the office of Student Services in order to receive classroom and/or examination accommodations. For students with hearing disabilities trying to contact an office that does not list a TDD, please contact the Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955-8771.
UF Policy on E-mail:
Log onto the course website (http://entomology.ifas.ufl.edu/koehler/eny4660/) using the password provided by the instructor.
1. Read the assignment in textbook for each class before listening to the lecture.
2. Print the lecture notes for each class. You may want to go to a copy store to have the notes printed and bound.
3. Put lecture notebook and pen/pencil at a convenient place in front of a computer.
A. You will need sound so make sure the computer has speakers and sound capabilities turned on.
4. Insert CD into computer. It should autoload. If autoload is turned off:
1. Go to Windows desktop.
2. Double click “My computer”
3. Double click on the “.exe” file
B. Mac : the CD will not work properly on a Mac computer
4. Each lecture has
A. A title slide that has the time you need to plan for completion of each lecture.
B. An objectives slide that presents the objectives of each lecture.
C. Content slides that present the lecture information
D. Practice essay questions slide
E. A closing video that summarizes the information and presents the next reading assignment.
4. View each slide. Start each lecture by clicking on the menu on the left. Sound or video is played automatically for each slide.
A. The next slide is advanced automatically.
B. You can control the sound/video volume and replay sound by sliding the bar controls.
C. Video can be advanced or rewound by sliding the bar under the video.
C. You can go to other slides by clicking on the menu at the left side of screen.
5. As each slide is playing sound, take notes in the lecture notes.
1. Introduction to Med & Vet Entomology
2. Classification of Arthropod-borne diseases
3. Hematophagy, disease transmission and epidemiology
4. Flies (Diptera) of Medical and Veterinary Importance
5. Moth flies: Leishmaniasis and Bartonellosis
6. Biting Midges (Ceratapogonidae)
7. Mosquito Taxonomy, Biology, and Behavior
8. Mosquito viruses: EEE, VEE, SLE, Yellow
9. Mosquito surveillance
11. Horse flies, Deer Flies: EIA, Anaplasmosis
12. Muscid flies
13. Myiasis (Muscoidea)
14. Myiasis (Skin Bots and Grubs) and Louse flies
15. Black flies of Medical and Veterinary Importance
16. Filariasis: Mansonellosis, Onchocerciasis
18. Lice of Medical and Veterinary Importance
19. Rickettsial Diseases: Epidemic Typhus, etc.
20. Mites: Rickettsialpox and Tsutsugamushi
21. Mites and Acariasis: Mange, Scabies, Chiggers
22. Spiders and Scorpions
23. Fleas (Siphonaptera) of Medical and Veterinary Importance
24. Plague and Murine Typhus
25. Ticks of Medical and Veterinary Importance
26. Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Tularemia
27. True Bugs (Hemiptera): Kissing bugs and Bedbugs
28. Chagas Disease
29. Tsetse flies
30. Lepidoptera and Hymenoptera
Research Report Requirements
In addition to the report, I expect you to prepare a Powerpoint presentation on the subject of the report. The Powerpoint presentation should be in a format for presentation as a 10-minute paper at the ESA annual meeting. I expect the Powerpoint presentation to follow the material in the research report and be scripted so you could go to ESA and present the talk by reading the script.
Some Examples of Topics
Role of arthropod saliva in blood feeding.
Molecular systematics of Anopheles
Manipulation of medically important insect vectors by their parasites
Feather mites (Acari: Astigmata): ecology, behavior, and evolution.
The ascendancy of
Amblyomma americanum as a
vector of pathogens affecting
humans in the
Invasions by insect vectors of human disease.
Arthropod allergens and human health.
Iron metabolism in insects.
Predicting St. Louis encephalitis virus epidemics
Mating strategies and spermiogenesis in ixodid ticks.
Medicinal maggots: an ancient remedy for some contemporary afflictions.
Culicoides biting midges: their role as arbovirus vectors.
Emerging and resurging vector borne diseases.
Malaria parasite development in mosquitoes.
The biology, ecology, and management of the cat flea.
Bionomics of the face fly, Musca autumnalis.
Host immunity to ticks.
and bluetongue-virus epidemiology in the
Evolution of ticks.
Malaria: current and future prospects for control.
Tick salivary gland physiology.
Mosquito sugar feeding and reproductive energetics.
Onchocerciasis vector control: a chronological summary with comments on eradication, reinvasion, and insecticide resistance.