Epidemiology of Communicable Diseases
|Course code EPID6460||Units 10||Level 6000||Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health|
This course aims to provide students who are already competent in basic epidemiology and biostatistics with an understanding of the epidemiology of some common or important communicable diseases; routes of transmission and methods of control; and knowledge of ways to investigate a disease outbreak.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||By the end of this course the student will:|
1. Understand the dynamics of transmission of communicable diseases.
2. Understand the principle routes of disease transmission.
3. Understand the epidemiology of some common communicable diseases and their control measures.
4. Understand the role of vectors and their control measures.
5. Understand the effects of immunisation and programs for its delivery.
6. Understand the design of outbreak investigations including the use of controls and matching.
7. Understand the steps and the rationale for the investigation of disease outbreaks.
8. Acquire basic computing skill in Epi Info.
|Content||Learning modules covered are:|
1. General concepts of transmission and susceptibility
3. Vector transmitted diseases
4. Methods for investigating Infectious Diseases
5. Investigating an outbreak
|Assumed Knowledge||EPID6420, Epidemiology A, EPID6430, Epidemiology B, BIOS6910, Biostatistics A, BIOS6920, Biostatistics B|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based|
Distance Learning : Paper Based
|Teaching Methods||Email Discussion Group|
|Contact Hours||Self Directed Learning: for 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Email Discussion Group: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for EPID6460|