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Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

340.801.11 PRINCIPLES OF DISEASE ERADICATION

June 23-27, 2014
1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
2 credits

 

Course Instructor:

           Joel Breman

 

Description:

Covers characteristics of successful and unsuccessful eradication programs, since out of several disease elimination and eradication programs over the past century, only smallpox has been eradicated from humans. Focuses on essential factors - biological, epidemiological, cultural, political, economic, organizational, and leadership requirements - in considering a program for elimination or eradication. Students debate controversies in disease eradication.

New Learning Objective(s):
This course will prepare you to be able to do the following:
Formulate criteria for planning, testing and launching disease eradication programs.
Identify key characteristics of successful control, elimination, and eradication programs and reasons why programs failed.
Assess which human and veterinary diseases are the best candidates for eradication including reasons and needs before such programs can be launched

 

Methods of Assessment:Course attendance and interaction, 20%; Paper 40%; Final Exam 40%

Location:Baltimore

Class Times:

  • June 23-27, 2014

  • Monday 1:30 - 5:00
  • Tuesday 1:30 - 5:00
  • Wednesday 1:30 - 5:00
  • Thursday 1:30 - 5:00
  • Friday 1:30 - 5:00

Enrollment Minimum:10

 

Instructor Consent:No consent required


Prerequisite:

Knowledge of basic statistics, epidemiology, biology and infectious diseases

Auditors Allowed:No
 

Grading Restriction:Pass/Fail


Frequency Schedule: One Year Only