Entomology Curriculum

Entomology Online Module

This eLearning course was made possible through support provided by the Bureau for Global Health, U.S. Agency for International Development, under the terms of an Interagency Agreement with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Unit 1: Introduction to Public Health Entomology

This course will give you an overview on entomology basic concepts and will introduce you to groups of medical importance. Information about vector bionomics and mosquito behavior are included. It should take approximately 20 minutes to complete this lesson.

After this lesson, you will be able to:

  1. Recognize the role of Entomology in public health
  2. Identify major characteristics of arthropods
  3. Summarize the mosquito life cycle and behavior
  4. Identify major vectors and their pathogens

Unit 2: Viral Vector-borne Diseases

This course will discuss concepts related to viral vector-borne diseases. It should take approximately 20 minutes to complete this lesson.

After this lesson, you will be able to:

  1. Recognize major viral vector-borne diseases
  2. Identify major characteristics of viral vector-borne diseases and their vectors
  3. Summarize symptoms, treatment, and prevention strategies for these diseases

Unit 3: Parasitic Vector-borne Diseases (coming soon)

Unit 4: Entomological Surveillance of Aedes (coming soon)

Unit 5: Vector Control for Aedes (coming soon)

Unit 6: Insecticide Resistance (coming soon)