Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
- 2nd term
- 4 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2019 - 2020
Introduces the basic methods for infectious disease epidemiology and case studies of important disease syndromes and entities. Methods include definitions and nomenclature, outbreak investigations, disease surveillance, case-control studies, cohort studies, laboratory diagnosis, molecular epidemiology, dynamics of transmission, and assessment of vaccine field effectiveness. Case-studies focus on acute respiratory infections, diarrheal diseases, hepatitis, HIV, tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, malaria, and other vector-borne diseases.
- Learning Objectives:
- Describe and discuss the main epidemiological characteristics of the major infectious diseases of humans
- Describe how these epidemiological characteristics can be utilized to develop and evaluate strategies to prevent epidemics or endemic transmission of the major infections of humans
- Identify and examine epidemiological characteristics such as incubation period, infectious period, means of transmission and reservoir of these infectious diseases
- Methods of Assessment:
Self-evaluation quizzes (5%), Participation in Live Talks (5%), Applied Knowledge Activities (3@5%=15%), Midterm (30%), and Final Exam (45%).
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required
- Special Comments:
Must complete Internet skills course no later than October prior to enrollment.