The Role of Human and Environmental Factors in Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases

SPH PH 825

The goal of this course is to give students a basic understanding of the human and environmental factors involved in the natural history of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. Specific infectious diseases, including avian influenza, SARS, dengue, chikungunya, and enterohemorrhagic E. coli, will be employed as models to illustrate the involvement of these factors. Major emphasis will be placed on understanding the pathogenesis of the specific infectious diseases under discussion, as such an understanding is essential for appreciating how any disease emerges or re-emerges. At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to apply the principles they have learned to analyze and determine the factors involved in the new emergence or re-emergence of an infectious disease; knowledge which is ultimately essential for determining appropriate disease control and prevention strategies.

FALL 2013 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Van Seventer L 214 R 9:00 am-11:45 am Pre-req: MPH
Epi core course
&PH709 or EH710
or equivalent
or consent
MED Campus
Class Closed

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