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Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Topics in Infectious Disease Epidemiology

June 12 - June 30, 2017
Online Course
3 credits
Course Number: 340.668.89

Course Instructor:

· Kenrad Nelson


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.

Student Evaluation: participation in two live talks, mid-term exam and a final exam

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, students will be able to:

Location: Internet
First time participants taking an online course from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health must complete the Introduction to Online Learning course. This is a free, non-credit mini course that must be completed before you can enroll in any online courses. Please register here.

Prerequisite: Knowledge of basic epidemiology

Grading Options: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail

Course Materials: Textbook, Infectious Disease Epidemiology: Theory and Practice. Third Edition, 2013 Edited by Kenrad E. Nelson & Carolyn Masters Williams, Jones and Bartlett Publishers. This text is designed to be used in the course; book chapters have been written by the course lecturers.