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Not so long ago, it was almost guaranteed that you would die of an infectious disease. In fact, had you been born just 150 years ago, your chances of dying of an infectious disease before you've reached the tender age of 5 would have been extremely high. Since then, science has come a long way in understanding infectious diseases - what they are, how they spread, and how they can be prevented. But diseases like HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis, or the flu are still major killers worldwide, and novel emerging diseases are a constant threat to public health. In addition, the bugs are evolving. Antibiotics, our most potent weapon against bacterial infections, are losing their power because the bacteria are becoming resistant. In this course, we'll explore the major themes of infectious diseases dynamics. After we’ve covered the basics, we'll be looking at the dynamics of the flu, and why we're worried about flu pandemics. We'll be looking at the dynamics of childhood diseases such as measles and whooping cough, which were once considered almost eradicated, but are now making a comeback. We'll explore Malaria, and use it as a case study of the evolution of drug resistance. We'll even be looking at social networks - how diseases can spread from you to your friends to your friends' friends, and so on. And of course we’ll be talking about vaccination too. We’ll also be talking about how mobile phones, social media and crowdsourcing are revolutionizing disease surveillance, giving rise to a new field of digital epidemiology. And yes, we will be talking about Zombies - not human zombies, but zombie ants whose brains are hijacked by an infectious fungus. We're looking forward to having you join us for an exciting course!...

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Apr 23, 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.


Apr 12, 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 .

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por Eric D

Dec 09, 2017

Excellent course!

por Ugly D

Jan 07, 2016

Fantastic Course!

por Aniebonam M K

Sep 06, 2020

Very good course

por Josue D S C

Jul 15, 2020

fantastic course

por Drpiyush k

May 22, 2020

Excellent course

por Apoorva V

Mar 18, 2020

Excellent course

por José L C H

May 21, 2016

Excelent course!

por Saisagar P

May 16, 2020

Amazing course

por Dickson A

Aug 22, 2018

Great Course !

por Leandro I N

Jul 24, 2020

Great course!

por Rosa

Jul 07, 2020

Great Course!

por Mehran K

Jun 27, 2020


por Kolby N

Aug 27, 2017

Great Course

por Daniel K

May 17, 2016

great course

por Malshi O G

Oct 12, 2019

Really good

por deuzuita b d m

Mar 06, 2016

it is good

por Sara K

Apr 28, 2017

Loved it!

por Lucas S f

Feb 04, 2016

very well

por 李晓雨

Sep 01, 2015

very good

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