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SS/R: Managing the Covid-19 Pandemic: From Epidemiology to Policy

Barcelona, Spain/Virtual
2nd term
Health Policy and Management
1 credits
Academic Year:
2020 - 2021
Instruction Method:
Tue 11/10/2020 - Tue 11/10/2020
Class Times:
  • Tuesday,  9:00am - 1:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Undergrads Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

The COVID-19 Pandemic is a once in a life-time public health emergency, impacting all elements of our lives and the field of public health

Enhances knowledge about the emergence of novel severe acute respiratory syndrome 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus, which causes the disease known as COVID-19. Discusses cutting edge knowledge about virology and epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2, and its clinical presentation and treatment. Examines key policy and ethical challenges in managing this pandemic that require us to balance individual liberty with public safety.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe key characteristics of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, including epidemiology and virology
  2. Assess non-pharmaceutical interventions implemented to managed the pandemic in the context of historical epidemics
  3. Explain immunization and therapeutic strategies to treat COVID-19
  4. Identify and discuss key ethical, legal and system challenges in responding to COVID-19
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 50% Participation
  • 50% Reflection

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

All students must obtain consent from Department

For consent, contact:

Special Comments:

Students are expected to listen to four hours of pre-recorded content before November 10, 2020. This course will not be offered in Barcelona, Spain this year but through a combo of pre-recorded lectures and live Zoom sessions (offered at specified times).