The Environmental Determinants of Infectious Diseases

SPH EH 735

The environment is a key determinant of infectious disease burden in a population. This course presents an overview of how existing and, in particular, changing global environmental factors can affect the transmission cycle of infectious pathogens in both developing and industrialized countries. It examines issues of water, sanitation and hygiene in resource-limited settings that contribute enormously to childhood death due to infectious diarrheal diseases, and to morbidity and mortality due to neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). It also explores how environmental alterations and natural disasters can result in ecological changes that impact on the maintenance and spread of infectious diseases in a community. Sustainable environmental intervention strategies to reduce the burden of infectious diseases will be considered for each of the major diseases covered in class. This course is appropriate for MPH students and undergraduates, especially those interested in biology, global health, and the environment.

SPRG 2015 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Van Seventer W 2:00 pm-4:00 pm Prereq: SPH
EH710 or PH709
or 1 yr college
biology. Okay
for undergrads.
MED Campus

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