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INHM 6005 Infectious Diseases and Public Health (Fall)


Credits: 3

Course Description:

Epidemiologic principles are used to study the prevalence of infectious diseases. Topics include a review of epidemiologic principles, methods of epidemiologic investigations, surveillance, the role of the laboratory, and strategies of control and prevention of disease. An in-depth study is done of infectious diseases such as water-borne diarrheal diseases, vaccine-preventable diseases, respiratory infections including TB, sexually transmitted diseases, hepatitis, and parasitic diseases. A study of remerging infections, the link between climate change and infectious diseases a discussion of global pandemics such as the Spanish Flu, SARS, Ebola, and COVID-19 and their impact on Global Public Health are included in the course

Prerequisites: None