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Infectious Disease Epidemiology - HSYP818

This unit aims to increase students’ understanding of how infectious diseases, from tuberculosis to Zika, have significantly impacted on human populations. You will focus on infectious disease epidemiology to learn about how diseases spread both locally and globally. You will explore the concepts of source of infection and immunity, surveillance as a tool for understanding burden of disease and impact of control strategies, and outbreak investigations to identify sources and management of disease spread. You will explore these themes through case studies including sexually transmissible diseases, HIV/AIDS and vaccine preventable diseases. You will also be exposed to reporting of current out-break investigations and infectious disease surveillance; and will learn how key aspects of, and innovations in, infectious disease management have impacted on Public Health Law, Guidelines and Policy.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

TBD - Not offered in the current year; next offering is to be determined

Staff Contact(s): Professor Janaki Amin

Admission to MPH Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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