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EPID606 Advanced Infectious Disease Epidemiology

  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
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  • Not offered 2013-2014
  • Prerequisites: Epid 605
  • Description: This course focuses on how decisions regarding infection control are influenced by transmission dynamics. The use of simple point and click modeling strategies to inform such decisions is taught with the help of an introductory infectious disease modeling text. Students learn how to formulate and analyze both deterministic and stochastic dynamic system models of infection transmission. Students improve their intuitions in situations where uninformed decisions are often wrong. Control decisions relevant to vaccination, environmental interventions, sexually transmitted disease diagnosis and treatment, and exposure reduction are modeled. Only knowledge of simple algebraic principles is assumed. In class group decision exercises in computer modeling laboratories are the main mode of teaching. For a term paper students formulate and analyze models to inform control decisions for any infectious disease problem that interests them.

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