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EPIM 6021 Fundamentals of Infectious Disease Epidemiology (Fall and Spring)


Credits: 3

Course Description:

This course provides an overview of the major infectious diseases that are of public health interest. The course is designed to introduce students to the basic underlying principles of infectious disease epidemiology. By the end of this course, participants will be able to: describe the five types of microbial pathogens that cause infections; describe the mechanisms of disease transmission; describe host response to infection; describe diagnostic tests that are frequently used to diagnose infectious diseases; conduct an outbreak investigation; describe issues related to the control and prevention of infection (antimicrobial treatment, vaccination and quarantine) and describe the clinical features and major pathogens that are involved in respiratory diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, neurological diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, vector borne diseases, infections among the elderly and HIV/AIDS.

Prerequisites: Introduction to Epidemiology and Introduction to Biostatistics