With supplementary module on COVID-19 Including our study results, final size estimation for superspreading clusters, the Chinese experience for global preparedness, and more.
“If history is our guide, we can assume that the battle between the intellect and will of the human species and the extraordinary adaptability of microbes will be never-ending.” (1)
Despite all the remarkable technological breakthroughs that we have made over the past few decades, the threat from infectious diseases has significantly accelerated. In this course, we will learn why this is the case by looking at the fundamental scientific principles underlying epidemics and the public health actions behind their prevention and control in the 21st century.
This is the second (spread of infectious diseases) of the four courses, covers these topics:
Basic Concepts in Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Epidemiologic Triangle: The Pathogen, The Host and The Environment