Investigation of Outbreaks
2023 - 2024
Monday, January 8, 2024
Friday, January 12, 2024
M, Tu, W, Th, F, 8:30 - 11:50am
Students must have basic knowledge of infectious diseases. Introductory epidemiology and biostatistics required.
Teaches 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.
Learning ObjectivesUpon successfully completing this course, students will 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
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
- 20% Participation
- 40% Group Work
- 40% Final Exam
Course will be taught online via Zoom, on the dates and times the course is scheduled.