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Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics


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


Course Instructor:

           Joel Breman



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%


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


Knowledge of basic statistics, epidemiology, biology and infectious diseases

Auditors Allowed:No

Grading Restriction:Pass/Fail

Frequency Schedule: One Year Only