Epidemics – the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases (Coursera)

Epidemics – the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases (Coursera)

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Malaria, HIV/AIDS, Influenza, Measles – we’re in a constant battle against infectious diseases. This is a course about the dynamics of such diseases – how they emerge, how they spread around the globe, and how they can best be controlled.

Not so long ago, it was almost guaranteed that you would die of an infectious disease. In fact, had you been born just 150 years ago, your chances of dying of an infectious disease before you’ve reached the tender age of 5 would have been extremely high.

Since then, science has come a long way in understanding infectious diseases – what they are, how they spread, and how they can be prevented. But diseases like HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis, or the flu are still major killers worldwide, and novel emerging diseases are a constant threat to public health. In addition, the bugs are evolving. Antibiotics, our most potent weapon against bacterial infections, are losing their power because the bacteria are becoming resistant. In this course, we’ll explore the major themes of infectious diseases dynamics.

After we’ve covered the basics, we’ll be looking at the dynamics of the flu, and why we’re worried about flu pandemics. We’ll be looking at the dynamics of childhood diseases such as measles and whooping cough, which were once considered almost eradicated, but are now making a comeback. We’ll explore Malaria, and use it as a case study of the evolution of drug resistance. We’ll even be looking at social networks – how diseases can spread from you to your friends to your friends’ friends, and so on. And of course we’ll be talking about vaccination too. We’ll also be talking about how mobile phones, social media and crowdsourcing are revolutionizing disease surveillance, giving rise to a new field of digital epidemiology. And yes, we will be talking about Zombies – not human zombies, but zombie ants whose brains are hijacked by an infectious fungus.

Especificaciones: Epidemics – the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases (Coursera)

Curso ofrecido por
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Plataforma

Universidad

Impartido por

Andrew Read David P. Hughes Marcel Salathé Mary L. Poss Matthew Ferrari Ottar N. Bjornstad Peter Hudson Rachel A. Smith

País

USA

Nivel, duración y fechas
Nivel

No informado

Fecha

04/05/2020

Duración

8 semanas

Tiempo necesario

20 horas en total

Idioma del curso
Idioma vehicular

Inglés

Subtítulos

Inglés

Exámenes y Certificados
Certificados

Certificado de Pago

Exámenes/Proyectos

Con Examen/Proyecto Final de pago

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