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Course Introduction

Welcome to Epidemics: the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases. This course will teach you about the variety of parasitic organisms that infect humans, animals, and plants, how these parasites spread through populations, and the various methods that we employ to control them....
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Course Overview10分鐘
Course Syllabus10分鐘
Glossary of Terms10分鐘
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Pathogens

In the first module, you will learn about the organisms that can infect us and make us sick: pathogens. We will first take a look at the various types of pathogens that exist, and then learn about what it means to be infectious, and what it means to cause disease. After that, we will cover the various methods by which pathogens can transmit from one person to the next, thereby causing an epidemic. You will learn about the most important number in all of epidemiology, R0, and why this number is so important. Finally, we will learn that microorganisms are not always harmful, but can be beneficial to us as well....
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7 個視頻(共 40 分鐘), 1 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
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Micro and Macro Parasites5分鐘
Infection and Disease6分鐘
Transmission Types4分鐘
Reproductive Number4分鐘
Epidemic Curve6分鐘
Micro-organisms6分鐘
Reading1 個閱讀材料
Module Overview10分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Summative: Pathogens20分鐘
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Hosts

The second module of the course covers host factors that determine the outcome of infection. We will first focus on host immunity and present both the general immune capabilities—the innate immune response—that are encoded in our genes and that provide the initial response to infection and the adaptive immune response, which arises from highly specialized cells that protect against a specific pathogen. You will then learn about the ways that pathogens circumvent these two types of immunity and consider other factors that can contribute to an individual becoming infected or diseased—including genetic factors, other microbes, and how social and emotional factors influence immunity. We will then consider how infection with a microorganism causes disease and how public health officials determine whether a disease outbreak is caused by an infectious organism....
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Types of Immunity: Adaptive Immune System5分鐘
Immune Evasion6分鐘
Other Determinants of Susceptibility6分鐘
Social Influences on Immunity4分鐘
Pathogens and Disease6分鐘
Detecting an Infectious Disease Outbreak6分鐘
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Module Overview: Hosts10分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Summative: Hosts20分鐘
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Basics of Ecology

The third module of the course covers ecological factors that influence the dynamic patterns of infectious disease. We will discuss the conditions under which a pathogen can drive its host to extinction. We will look at how the demography of the host may allow the pathogen to persist in some populations but not others. We will talk about how host and pathogen characteristics interact to shape different temporal patterns of disease incidence at the population level and discuss the ecological consequences of infecting more than one host species....
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Force of Infection5分鐘
Cycles4分鐘
Seasonality3分鐘
Flu 19185分鐘
Host Diversity, Host Range3分鐘
Critical Community Size8分鐘
Pathogen-Microbiome Interactions8分鐘
The 2014 Ebola Outbreak9分鐘
Reading1 個閱讀材料
Module Overview: Basics of Ecology10分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Summative: Basics of Ecology20分鐘
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Epidemiology

Where humans live and how they are connected to each other, have strong effects on how infectious diseases can spread. In this module, you will learn about some of the related key concepts of epidemiology. After looking at some fascinating history, we’ll learn about social networks as the ultimate “road map” on which diseases can travel and we’ll talk about how the structure of the network can influence disease dynamics. After that, we’ll cover three topics that all affect infectious disease epidemiology in dramatic ways: human transport systems, population density and so-called superspreaders - individuals who can spread a disease to dozens or even hundreds of other individuals. We’ll close by identifying what information is required for disease surveillance....
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Social Networks5分鐘
Structure of Networks5分鐘
Superspreaders6分鐘
Spatial Hetergeneity5分鐘
Movement and Modern Transportation5分鐘
Surveillance and Disclosure5分鐘
Co-Infection Consequences10分鐘
Reading1 個閱讀材料
Module Overview: Epidemiology10分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Summative: Epidemiology20分鐘
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創建者 DBApr 23rd 2016

Can't fault this course at all and nor would I want to. Very interesting, brilliantly presented and the range of experts really enhanced it. It was engaging and made me keen to find out more.

創建者 DJMay 13th 2017

It is a wonderful course , I have gain and updated my Knowledge in the area of Epidemics and Infectious Disease, Thanks to the Course organizers and most effective presentations . Dr Shivaji

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Dr. Ottar N. Bjornstad

Professor of Entomology and Biology
Department of Biology
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Dr. Rachel A. Smith

Associate Professor
Department of Communication Arts & Sciences and Human Development & Family Studies
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Dr. Mary L. Poss

Professor of Biology
Department of Biology
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Dr. David P. Hughes

Assistant Professor of Entomology and Biology
Department of Biology
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Dr. Peter Hudson

Willaman Professor of Biology
Department of Biology
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Dr. Matthew Ferrari

Assistant Professor of Biology
Department of Biology
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Dr. Andrew Read

Alumni Professor in the Biological Sciences, and Professor of Entomology
Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics
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Dr. Marcel Salathé

Assistant Professor of Biology
Department of Biology

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Founded in 1855 as Pennsylvania's only land-grant university, The Pennsylvania State University combines academic rigor with a vibrant campus life. A nationally recognized Research-I institution, Penn State teaches students to be leaders with a global perspective. Supporting not only the citizens of our Commonwealth, Penn State engages in collaborative activities with industrial, educational, and agricultural partners in the United States and abroad to generate, disseminate, integrate, and apply knowledge that is valuable to society....

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