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“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 course covers the following four topics: 1. Origins of novel pathogens; 2. Analysis of the spread of infectious diseases; 3. Medical and public health countermeasures to prevent and control epidemics; 4. Panel discussions involving leading public health experts with deep frontline experiences to share their views on risk communication, crisis management, ethics and public trust in the context of infectious disease control. In addition to the original introductory sessions on epidemics, we revamped the course by adding: - new panel discussions with world-leading experts; and - supplementary modules on next generation informatics for combating epidemics. -------------------------------------------------------- (1) Fauci AS, Touchette NA, Folkers GK. Emerging Infectious Diseases: a 10-Year Perspective from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Emerg Infect Dis 2005 Apr; 11(4):519-25. What you'll learn - Demonstrate knowledge of the origins, spread and control of infectious disease epidemics - Demonstrate understanding of the importance of effective communication about epidemics - Demonstrate understanding of key contemporary issues relating to epidemics from a global perspective...
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Recommandé : 10 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week

Approx. 18 heures pour terminer
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Sous-titres : English, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified)

Programme du cours : ce que vous apprendrez dans ce cours

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Section
Clock
4 heures pour terminer

Theme One: Origins (Epidemics past, present and future)

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Reading
13 vidéos (Total 123 min), 7 lectures, 4 quiz
Video13 vidéos
Week 1 : Introduction min
Video 1.1: Historic transitions and emergence of epidemic infections9 min
Video 1.2: Why novel emerging infectious diseases continue to arise I9 min
Video 1.3: Why novel emerging infectious diseases continue to arise II5 min
Video 1.4: Why novel emerging infectious diseases continue to arise III10 min
Panel discussion: How to prepare for the next epidemic?7 min
Panel discussion: How to allocate our resources among our fights against different pathogens?5 min
Panel discussion: Zika4 min
Panel discussion: How should we channel our resources?5 min
Panel discussion: Vaccines5 min
Panel discussion: Antimicrobial resistance7 min
Towards Digital Pathogen Surveillance: A very Bumpy, Winding Road46 min
Reading7 lectures
Where are you from?10 min
Entrance survey10 min
Getting Started10 min
Technical issues10 min
Initial thoughts10 min
Week 1 Readings10 min
Week 1 roundup10 min
Quiz4 exercices pour s'entraîner
1.18 min
1.28 min
1.34 min
1.48 min

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Section
Clock
3 heures pour terminer

Theme One: Origins (Emergence and ecology of infectious diseases)

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Reading
15 vidéos (Total 127 min), 2 lectures, 5 quiz
Video15 vidéos
Video 2.1: Ecology and evolution of infectious diseases8 min
Video 2.2: Emerging infectious diseases at the human-animal interface8 min
Video 2.3: Phylogenetics9 min
Video 2.4: Emergence of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus in Asia10 min
Video 2.5: Emergence of the H7N9 influenza A virus in China9 min
Video 2.6: Swine Influenza and the 2009 Pandemic H1N16 min
Panel discussion: EBOLA IN THE WIDER CONTEXT9 min
Panel discussion: BORDER CONTROLS4 min
Panel discussion: IS STOPPING BUSHMEAT THE ANSWER?5 min
Panel discussion: HOW SHOULD WE USE EXPERIMENTAL TREATMENTS AND VACCINES?7 min
Panel discussion: SHOULD WE CENTRALISE CARE AND ENFORCE LOCKDOWNS?6 min
Panel discussion: WILL EBOLA BECOME AIRBORNE?3 min
Panel discussion: WILL EBOLA BE BECOME A HUGE HUMAN PANDEMIC LIKE HIV?4 min
Global Variation In Risk Of Influenza Virus Emergence32 min
Reading2 lectures
Week 2 Readings10 min
Week 2 roundup10 min
Quiz5 exercices pour s'entraîner
2.14 min
2.24 min
2.34 min
2.44 min
2.64 min

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Section
Clock
2 heures pour terminer

Theme One: Origins (Medical Detective: Bug hunting in Epidemics)

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Reading
8 vidéos (Total 57 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
Video8 vidéos
Video 3.1: Discovery of a novel microbe: First suspicion4 min
Video 3.2: Finding the cause of interstitial pneumonia3 min
Video 3.3: The identification of the novel virus associated with this infectious pneumonia4 min
Video 3.4: Proof of association & causation: Is SARS coronavirus really the cause of SARS?3 min
Video 3.5: Control of emerging infections depends on: Control at the source6 min
Video 3.6: Alert: coronavirus as the cause of emerging infectious diseases!5 min
Using Genetic Data At Multiple Scales To Understand Constraints On Viral Evolution26 min
Reading2 lectures
Week 3 Reading10 min
Week 3 roundup10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
3.44 min

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Section
Clock
2 heures pour terminer

Theme Two: Spread (Infectious disease epidemiology)

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Reading
7 vidéos (Total 45 min), 3 lectures, 6 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Video 4.1: The basics8 min
Video 4.2: Epidemic curve7 min
Video 4.3: Incubation period7 min
Video 4.4: Transmissibility of communicable diseases7 min
Video 4.5: Timescale of disease transmission5 min
Video 4.6: Severity of infectious disease7 min
Reading3 lectures
Initial thoughts10 min
Week 4 Readings10 min
Week 4 roundup10 min
Quiz6 exercices pour s'entraîner
4.14 min
4.24 min
4.34 min
4.44 min
4.54 min
4.64 min

Enseignants

Gabriel M. Leung (HKU)

Dean
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Joseph T. Wu (HKU)

Associate Professor
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Kwok-Yung Yuen (HKU)

Professor
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Tommy Lam (HKU)

Assistant Professor
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Maria Huachen Zhu (HKU)

Associate Professor
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Guan Yi (HKU)

Chair Professor
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Benjamin Cowling (HKU)

Professor
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Thomas Abraham (HKU)

Associate Professor
Journalism and Media Studies Centre

Mark Jit (LSHTM)

Professor
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Malik Peiris (HKU)

Chair Professor
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Marc Lipsitch (Harvard)

Professor
Department of Epidemiology

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