EPI 569 Disease Outbreak Investigations 3.0 Credits
The emergence of new pathogens and drug resistance, as well as increased transmission opportunities caused by globalization has led to a rising prevalence of new infectious diseases as well as reemergence of older diseases and health problems due to environmental toxins. This course will focus on the surveillance, identification, control, and prevention of selected infectious diseases and environmental associated disease, of Public Health importance both globally and within the United States. Specific areas that will be addressed include the causative agents, the routes of transmission, the host responses, environmental factors, unique risk factors, outbreak investigations, surveillance and strategies for control and prevention, as well as application of epidemiological methods used to control an outbreak.
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit