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EPIM 6094 Seminar in Infectious Disease Epidemiology (Fall and Spring)


Credits: 3

Course Description:

In this course students will examine infectious disease transmission utilizing information on factors that may contribute to the diffusion of infectious disease. The objective of the course is to develop students’ ability to conceptualize and understand the multiple influences that fuel infectious disease transmission dynamics and to critically assess why diseases are epidemic, under control or en route to eradication. After completing this course, students will be able to evaluate and describe non-epidemiological factors such as social causes and social networks, culture, politics, environment, and medical and veterinary practices that influence the transmission of respiratory, water borne, vector borne, zoonotic, healthcare associated and emerging infections as well as infections related to bio- and agro-terrorism; describe the factors that impact disease eradication efforts; and describe the relationship between infectious agents and chronic diseases.

Prerequisites: Introduction to Epidemiology; Prerequisites/Co-requisites: Fundamentals of Infectious Disease Epidemiology (for students without an infectious disease or biology background), Methods in Infectious Disease Epidemiology (for students without a quantitative background).