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Course Introduction

Welcome to Epidemics: the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases. This course will teach you about the variety of parasitic organisms that infect humans, animals, and plants, how these parasites spread through populations, and the various methods that we employ to control them....
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Reading3 lectures
Course Overview10 min
Course Syllabus10 min
Glossary of Terms10 min
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1 heure pour terminer

Pathogens

In the first module, you will learn about the organisms that can infect us and make us sick: pathogens. We will first take a look at the various types of pathogens that exist, and then learn about what it means to be infectious, and what it means to cause disease. After that, we will cover the various methods by which pathogens can transmit from one person to the next, thereby causing an epidemic. You will learn about the most important number in all of epidemiology, R0, and why this number is so important. Finally, we will learn that microorganisms are not always harmful, but can be beneficial to us as well....
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7 videos (Total 40 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Micro and Macro Parasites5 min
Infection and Disease6 min
Transmission Types4 min
Reproductive Number4 min
Epidemic Curve6 min
Micro-organisms6 min
Reading1 lecture
Module Overview10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Summative: Pathogens20 min
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2
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Hosts

The second module of the course covers host factors that determine the outcome of infection. We will first focus on host immunity and present both the general immune capabilities—the innate immune response—that are encoded in our genes and that provide the initial response to infection and the adaptive immune response, which arises from highly specialized cells that protect against a specific pathogen. You will then learn about the ways that pathogens circumvent these two types of immunity and consider other factors that can contribute to an individual becoming infected or diseased—including genetic factors, other microbes, and how social and emotional factors influence immunity. We will then consider how infection with a microorganism causes disease and how public health officials determine whether a disease outbreak is caused by an infectious organism....
Reading
7 videos (Total 41 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Types of Immunity: Adaptive Immune System5 min
Immune Evasion6 min
Other Determinants of Susceptibility6 min
Social Influences on Immunity4 min
Pathogens and Disease6 min
Detecting an Infectious Disease Outbreak6 min
Reading1 lecture
Module Overview: Hosts10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Summative: Hosts20 min
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3
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1 heure pour terminer

Basics of Ecology

The third module of the course covers ecological factors that influence the dynamic patterns of infectious disease. We will discuss the conditions under which a pathogen can drive its host to extinction. We will look at how the demography of the host may allow the pathogen to persist in some populations but not others. We will talk about how host and pathogen characteristics interact to shape different temporal patterns of disease incidence at the population level and discuss the ecological consequences of infecting more than one host species....
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9 videos (Total 55 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video9 vidéos
Force of Infection5 min
Cycles4 min
Seasonality3 min
Flu 19185 min
Host Diversity, Host Range3 min
Critical Community Size8 min
Pathogen-Microbiome Interactions8 min
The 2014 Ebola Outbreak9 min
Reading1 lecture
Module Overview: Basics of Ecology10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Summative: Basics of Ecology20 min
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1 heure pour terminer

Epidemiology

Where humans live and how they are connected to each other, have strong effects on how infectious diseases can spread. In this module, you will learn about some of the related key concepts of epidemiology. After looking at some fascinating history, we’ll learn about social networks as the ultimate “road map” on which diseases can travel and we’ll talk about how the structure of the network can influence disease dynamics. After that, we’ll cover three topics that all affect infectious disease epidemiology in dramatic ways: human transport systems, population density and so-called superspreaders - individuals who can spread a disease to dozens or even hundreds of other individuals. We’ll close by identifying what information is required for disease surveillance....
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8 videos (Total 52 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video8 vidéos
Social Networks5 min
Structure of Networks5 min
Superspreaders6 min
Spatial Hetergeneity5 min
Movement and Modern Transportation5 min
Surveillance and Disclosure5 min
Co-Infection Consequences10 min
Reading1 lecture
Module Overview: Epidemiology10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Summative: Epidemiology20 min
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par DBApr 23rd 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.

par DJMay 13th 2017

It is a wonderful course , I have gain and updated my Knowledge in the area of Epidemics and Infectious Disease, Thanks to the Course organizers and most effective presentations . Dr Shivaji

Enseignants

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Dr. Ottar N. Bjornstad

Professor of Entomology and Biology
Department of Biology
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Dr. Rachel A. Smith

Associate Professor
Department of Communication Arts & Sciences and Human Development & Family Studies
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Dr. Mary L. Poss

Professor of Biology
Department of Biology
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Dr. David P. Hughes

Assistant Professor of Entomology and Biology
Department of Biology
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Dr. Peter Hudson

Willaman Professor of Biology
Department of Biology
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Dr. Matthew Ferrari

Assistant Professor of Biology
Department of Biology
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Dr. Andrew Read

Alumni Professor in the Biological Sciences, and Professor of Entomology
Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics
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Dr. Marcel Salathé

Assistant Professor of Biology
Department of Biology

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