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Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases

Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases

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. Course Objectives After taking the course in Infectious Diseases Epidemiology students will be able to describe and understand the main Epidemiological characteristics of the Major infectious diseases of Humans. The students will be able to describe how these Epidemiological characteristics can be utilized to develop and evaluate strategies to prevent epidemics or endemic transmission of the major infections of humans. The students will be able to develop criteria to be used in the investigation of a new Emerging or Re-emerging Infectious disease to understand the critical Epidemiologic features of this disease that could be used to develop prevention and control programs. Epidemiological characteristics such as Incubation period, Infectious period, means of transmission and reservoir of these infectious diseases will be evaluated OCW offers a snapshot of the educational content offered by JHSPH. OCW materials are not for credit towards any degrees or certificates offered by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Included here are a syllabus, lectures, readings, and assignments.


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