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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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3件の学習用教材
Course Overview10 分
Course Syllabus10 分
Glossary of Terms10 分
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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件のビデオ (合計40分), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7件のビデオ
Micro and Macro Parasites5 分
Infection and Disease6 分
Transmission Types4 分
Reproductive Number4 分
Epidemic Curve6 分
Micro-organisms6 分
1件の学習用教材
Module Overview10 分
1の練習問題
Summative: Pathogens20 分
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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.

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7件のビデオ (合計41分), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7件のビデオ
Types of Immunity: Adaptive Immune System5 分
Immune Evasion6 分
Other Determinants of Susceptibility6 分
Social Influences on Immunity4 分
Pathogens and Disease6 分
Detecting an Infectious Disease Outbreak6 分
1件の学習用教材
Module Overview: Hosts10 分
1の練習問題
Summative: Hosts20 分
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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件のビデオ (合計55分), 1 reading, 1 quiz
9件のビデオ
Force of Infection5 分
Cycles4 分
Seasonality3 分
Flu 19185 分
Host Diversity, Host Range3 分
Critical Community Size8 分
Pathogen-Microbiome Interactions8 分
The 2014 Ebola Outbreak9 分
1件の学習用教材
Module Overview: Basics of Ecology10 分
1の練習問題
Summative: Basics of Ecology20 分
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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件のビデオ (合計52分), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8件のビデオ
Social Networks5 分
Structure of Networks5 分
Superspreaders6 分
Spatial Hetergeneity5 分
Movement and Modern Transportation5 分
Surveillance and Disclosure5 分
Co-Infection Consequences10 分
1件の学習用教材
Module Overview: Epidemiology10 分
1の練習問題
Summative: Epidemiology20 分
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by 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.

by SNApr 12th 2016

great course and its intensive learning . One might think its just another course . However, one needs to follow all the lectures and notes closely to be able to pass all their assignments .

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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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