Oct 28, 2020  
Catalog/Bulletin 2016-2017 
Catalog/Bulletin 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


[3 Credits]
The goal of this course is a conceptual framework for understanding endemic and epidemic patterns of infectious diseases. Students will learn about the differences in transmission models and will be introduced to infectious disease modeling for selected infectious diseases of Public Health importance. Furthermore, the students will gain insights on how to quantitatively assess the effects on endemic infection levels by understanding the biology of infection, risk factors and transmission dynamics. Selected studies will be used to apply infectious disease modeling in outbreak situations and vaccine efficacy field trails as well as to model the effectiveness of interventions when real data are sparse. Prerequisites: EPID 6210 and EPID 6214