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Infectious disease usually get transmitted via people contact, air or insects like mosquitoes. The epidemiology of infectious diseases deals with the incidence, distribution and possible control of infectious diseases.

This course will introduce you to the basics of infectious disease epidemiology and case studies of important disease syndromes. You will know about outbreak investigations, disease surveillance, laboratory diagnosis, dynamics of transmission, and effectiveness of vaccines. Focused topics include respiratory infections, hepatitis, HIV, tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases etc.


This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.


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Course Credit: JHSPH Open

Course Curriculum

Module: 01
Lecture 1 Introduction to Infectious Disease Epidemiology (Nelson) 01:00:00
Lecture 2 Overview of Microbiology (Dick) 00:40:00
Lecture 3 The Molecular Epidemiology of Infectious Disease (Bishai) 00:20:00
Lecture 4 Modeling of Infectious Disease (Aron) 00:50:00
Lecture 5 Case-Control Studies (Nelson) 00:50:00
Lecture 6 Vaccines – Impact, Questions, and Challenges (Halsey) 00:35:00
Module: 02
Lecture 7 Measles (Moss) 01:00:00
Lecture 8 Disease Eradication (Nelson) 01:00:00
Lecture 10 Nutrition & Infection in the Developing World (West) 01:00:00
Lecture 11 Epidemiology of Diarrheal Diseases (Black) 00:30:00
Lecture 12 TB Epidemiology (Chaisson) 00:55:00
Lecture 13 Influenza Virus and Disease, Epidemics and Pandemics (Steinhoff) 01:00:00
Module: 03
Lecture 14 CNS Viral Infections (Johnson) 00:30:00
Lecture 15 Lyme Disease and Its Epidemiology (Griffin) 00:45:00
Lecture 16 Meningococcal Disease Global Problem, Local Solutions (Steinhoff) 01:00:00
Lecture 17 Epidemiology and Control of Malaria (Morrow) 00:25:00
Lecture 18 STD Epidemiology (Zenilman) 00:30:00
Lecture 19 The Epidemiology of Hepatitis B and A Infections (Nelson) 01:10:00
Lecture 20 Hepatitis C and E (Nelson) 00:55:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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