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Sugerido: 20 hours of videos and quizzes...
Idiomas disponibles

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Habilidades que obtendrás

BiologyMicrobiologyPublic HealthVaccine Development
100 % en línea

100 % en línea

Comienza de inmediato y aprende a tu propio ritmo.
Fechas límite flexibles

Fechas límite flexibles

Restablece las fechas límite en función de tus horarios.
Horas para completar

Aprox. 15 horas para completar

Sugerido: 20 hours of videos and quizzes...
Idiomas disponibles

Inglés (English)

Subtítulos: Inglés (English)

Programa - Qué aprenderás en este curso

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1
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1 hora para completar

Course Introduction

Welcome to Epidemics: the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases. This course will teach you about the variety of parasitic organisms that infect humans, animals, and plants, how these parasites spread through populations, and the various methods that we employ to control them....
Reading
3 readings
Reading3 lecturas
Course Overview10m
Course Syllabus10m
Glossary of Terms10m
Horas para completar
1 hora para completar

Pathogens

In the first module, you will learn about the organisms that can infect us and make us sick: pathogens. We will first take a look at the various types of pathogens that exist, and then learn about what it means to be infectious, and what it means to cause disease. After that, we will cover the various methods by which pathogens can transmit from one person to the next, thereby causing an epidemic. You will learn about the most important number in all of epidemiology, R0, and why this number is so important. Finally, we will learn that microorganisms are not always harmful, but can be beneficial to us as well....
Reading
7 videos (Total 40 minutos), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
Micro and Macro Parasites5m
Infection and Disease6m
Transmission Types4m
Reproductive Number4m
Epidemic Curve6m
Micro-organisms6m
Reading1 lectura
Module Overview10m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Summative: Pathogens20m
Semana
2
Horas para completar
1 hora para completar

Hosts

The second module of the course covers host factors that determine the outcome of infection. We will first focus on host immunity and present both the general immune capabilities—the innate immune response—that are encoded in our genes and that provide the initial response to infection and the adaptive immune response, which arises from highly specialized cells that protect against a specific pathogen. You will then learn about the ways that pathogens circumvent these two types of immunity and consider other factors that can contribute to an individual becoming infected or diseased—including genetic factors, other microbes, and how social and emotional factors influence immunity. We will then consider how infection with a microorganism causes disease and how public health officials determine whether a disease outbreak is caused by an infectious organism....
Reading
7 videos (Total 41 minutos), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
Types of Immunity: Adaptive Immune System5m
Immune Evasion6m
Other Determinants of Susceptibility6m
Social Influences on Immunity4m
Pathogens and Disease6m
Detecting an Infectious Disease Outbreak6m
Reading1 lectura
Module Overview: Hosts10m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Summative: Hosts20m
Semana
3
Horas para completar
1 hora para completar

Basics of Ecology

The third module of the course covers ecological factors that influence the dynamic patterns of infectious disease. We will discuss the conditions under which a pathogen can drive its host to extinction. We will look at how the demography of the host may allow the pathogen to persist in some populations but not others. We will talk about how host and pathogen characteristics interact to shape different temporal patterns of disease incidence at the population level and discuss the ecological consequences of infecting more than one host species....
Reading
9 videos (Total 55 minutos), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video9 videos
Force of Infection5m
Cycles4m
Seasonality3m
Flu 19185m
Host Diversity, Host Range3m
Critical Community Size8m
Pathogen-Microbiome Interactions8m
The 2014 Ebola Outbreak9m
Reading1 lectura
Module Overview: Basics of Ecology10m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Summative: Basics of Ecology20m
Semana
4
Horas para completar
1 hora para completar

Epidemiology

Where humans live and how they are connected to each other, have strong effects on how infectious diseases can spread. In this module, you will learn about some of the related key concepts of epidemiology. After looking at some fascinating history, we’ll learn about social networks as the ultimate “road map” on which diseases can travel and we’ll talk about how the structure of the network can influence disease dynamics. After that, we’ll cover three topics that all affect infectious disease epidemiology in dramatic ways: human transport systems, population density and so-called superspreaders - individuals who can spread a disease to dozens or even hundreds of other individuals. We’ll close by identifying what information is required for disease surveillance....
Reading
8 videos (Total 52 minutos), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video8 videos
Social Networks5m
Structure of Networks5m
Superspreaders6m
Spatial Hetergeneity5m
Movement and Modern Transportation5m
Surveillance and Disclosure5m
Co-Infection Consequences10m
Reading1 lectura
Module Overview: Epidemiology10m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Summative: Epidemiology20m
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Beneficio de la carrera

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por DBApr 23rd 2016

Can't fault this course at all and nor would I want to. Very interesting, brilliantly presented and the range of experts really enhanced it. It was engaging and made me keen to find out more.

por SNApr 12th 2016

great course and its intensive learning . One might think its just another course . However, one needs to follow all the lectures and notes closely to be able to pass all their assignments .

Instructores

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Dr. Ottar N. Bjornstad

Professor of Entomology and Biology
Department of Biology
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Dr. Rachel A. Smith

Associate Professor
Department of Communication Arts & Sciences and Human Development & Family Studies
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Dr. Mary L. Poss

Professor of Biology
Department of Biology
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Dr. David P. Hughes

Assistant Professor of Entomology and Biology
Department of Biology
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Dr. Peter Hudson

Willaman Professor of Biology
Department of Biology
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Dr. Matthew Ferrari

Assistant Professor of Biology
Department of Biology
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Dr. Andrew Read

Alumni Professor in the Biological Sciences, and Professor of Entomology
Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics
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Dr. Marcel Salathé

Assistant Professor of Biology
Department of Biology

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