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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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DB

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.

SN

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 Mehnaz A

Jun 08, 2020

Extremely interesting, learnt many new things about epidemiology!

por ammar a

Jun 01, 2020

One of the best courses on epidemics. I personally recommend it.

por Wenyi L

Jan 08, 2016

保证信息传达的同时,还非常生动有趣,是相当不错的课程!非常感谢老师们。在国外当老师好酷啊,还可以当各种电视剧、电影和游戏的顾问。

por Brendan F H

Oct 14, 2016

Excellent course, thanks to Penn State for bringing this to us!

por Kris U

Dec 07, 2015

Great lectures; well organized; logical presentation; engaging.

por Maharaf H R

Jun 20, 2020

Pretty Awesome Course. Huge knowledge. Thanks to the teachers.

por Chris V G

Jul 24, 2016

Excellent introduction and refreshingly presented, Thank You!!

por Angelo A P L

Jul 22, 2020

Excellent course, good information and excellent instructors.

por Elizabeth A

Jan 24, 2016

Absolutely amazing course. Great work! I really enjoyed it.

por David E M E

Sep 07, 2018

Really good course. It give me the basis for epidemic área

por Andreas K

Mar 11, 2020

Very interesting for people a bit further from the topic.

por Gabriela N

Jul 03, 2016

Well done, easy-to-understand and explained in a way that

por Geoffrey H

Apr 01, 2020

Easy format to learn and very relevant to today's issues

por Omar A

Jan 07, 2016

A very informative and well made course. A big thanks :)

por Jackeline N

May 21, 2017

Very useful information delivered in a instigating way!

por Nastassja F B A

Mar 30, 2016

The course was taught in a simple and effective manner.

por basem m s

Nov 16, 2015

very very interesting course.

i can't wait finishing it.

por Scott56

Aug 19, 2015

This is the best epidemiology course I have ever taken.

por Angélica M E Á

Jul 07, 2020

Excelente curso!! muy dinamito, datos muy interesantes

por Teo C Y

Jun 20, 2016

Interesting, informative and easy to understand. Good!

por Catherine C

Oct 14, 2016

Great for beginners and a good review of the basics!

por Daniela R R

Aug 28, 2015

Great content presented in a very comprehensive way!

por Anoop M

May 29, 2020

Presentation well achieved.

The quiz are appropriate

por KULJEET K

May 27, 2020

Knowledge gained will definitely help me in future

por Mark E S

Aug 11, 2020

An excellent exposition on diseases and infection