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340.693.13
Investigation of Outbreaks

Location:
Online/Virtual
Term:
Winter Inst. term
Department:
Epidemiology
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2020 - 2021
Dates:
Mon 01/11/2021 - Fri 01/15/2021
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th F,  8:30am - 12:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
Contact:
Taha Taha
Resources:
Prerequisite:

Students must have basic knowledge of infectious diseases. Introductory epidemiology and biostatistics required.

Description:

Students learn how to detect, investigate, and interpret disease outbreaks. Focuses on application of epidemiological skills to develop hypotheses relevant to understanding source or reservoirs of infection, modes of spread and possible control measures. Includes simple epidemiological approaches for examining field data on outbreaks and deriving inferences. Reviews the main factors involved in the occurrence of an outbreak and steps in investigating an epidemic. Uses data from large and small epidemics to illustrate the main concepts and terminology.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Describe how to conduct an outbreak investigation
  2. Develop skills in examining data pertaining to outbreaks
  3. Review, analyze and derive inferences from outbreak investigations
  4. Summarize outbreak reports
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 20% Participation
  • 40% Group Work
  • 40% Final Exam

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

All in-person classes will be taught online via Zoom, on the dates and times the course is scheduled. For further information, please see the Institute website