Courses



EPI633- Infectious Disease Epidemiology

This graduate-level course provides an in-depth theoretical and applied foundation on the concepts, principles and domain knowledge of infectious disease epidemiology. It focuses on three main areas:
  • Understanding the concepts, terminology, and analytical tools unique to infectious disease epidemiology.
  • Understanding each aspect of the host-pathogen-environment triad for a range of locally, nationally, and globally important infectious diseases.
  • Building a toolkit so students have the ability to critically assess peer-reviewed studies in infectious disease and start to conceptualize and plan studies of their own.

PH390V- Pathogens, People and Politics

This undergraduate elective course explores the interactions and impacts of human behavior, politics, and policy on the emergence, transmission and persistence of infectious diseases in a global context. The course consist of case studies which combine lectures, structured class discussions, and multimedia content.
These case studies focus on three central themes:
  • Exposure to the specialized concepts and terminology used in infectious disease epidemiology.
  • Exploring the ways human behavior modifies risk for infectious disease in direct and indirect ways.
  • Examining the complex interactions between society, politics and public policy at local and global scales that impact transmission and endemicity of infectious disease.

HPP597- Navigating the COVID-19 reopening pathway (Summer 2020)

The COVID-19 (‘coronavirus’) pandemic is an unprecedented public health crisis, with major impacts across all sectors of society. This intensive continuing education course will cover fundamental aspects of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 epidemiology and control; public health systems; infectious disease epidemiology; and an ‘all-sectors’ approach to pandemic response. The course will consist of interactive lectures, structured class discussions, multimedia content, and practical workshops.

Course objectives
Understanding of public health and infectious disease epidemiology in the context of the pandemic, and understand the tools available for SARS-CoV-2 control and potential elimination.
  • Explore the economic, cultural, and political forces that have, and will continue to shape the evolution of the pandemic.
  • Explore sector-specific aspects of the pandemic and required responses.
  • Produce a detailed and actionable response guide for participant organizations.