Investigation of Outbreaks
June 26-June 30, 2023
1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Course Number: 340.693.49 (online)
340.693.11 (in person)
This is a hybrid course with both a synchronous online section (340.693.49) and an in-person section (340.693.11). You'll be able to indicate which section you want (either in-person or online) when registering in SIS.
Students learn how to detect, investigate, and interpret disease outbreaks. Focuses on application of epidemiological skills to develop hypotheses relevant to understanding source or reservoirs of infection, modes of spread and possible control measures. Includes simple epidemiological approaches for examining field data on outbreaks and deriving inferences. Reviews the main factors involved in the occurrence of an outbreak and steps in investigating an epidemic. Uses data from large and small epidemics to illustrate the main concepts and terminology.
Participation 20%, Group work 40%, Final exam 40%
After completing this course, you should be able to:
Describe how to conduct an outbreak investigation
Develop skills in examining data pertaining to outbreaks
Review, analyze and derive inferences from outbreak investigations
Summarize outbreak reports
Students must have basic knowledge of infectious diseases. Introductory epidemiology and biostatistics required.
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail