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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... Show More


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