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This course offers an integrative molecular and biological perspective on public health problems. It explores population biology and ecological principles underlying public health and reviews molecular biology in relation to public health biology. Modules focus on specific diseases of viral, bacterial, and environmental origin. Uses specific examples of each type to develop the general principles that govern interactions among susceptible organisms and etiologic agents.


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

Ecological Principles of Disease Systems Population Interactions and Dynamics 00:30:00
Disease Ecology 01:10:00
Pathogens Nature and Transmission 00:45:00
Host Response to Infection The Immune Response and Vaccination 00:42:00
Treatment of Infectious Disease Drugs and Drug Resistance 00:30:00
Genomics and Infectious Disease 00:32:00
Biotechnology and Genomics in Public Health 00:35:00
Cancer as a Genetic Disease 00:45:00
Breast Cancer 00:50:00
Controversial Topics in Reproduction Assisted Reproduction and the Slippery Slope 00:35:00
Genetic and Environmental Factors Affecting Expression of Determinates of Susceptibility to Disease during Development 00:42:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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