Pandemics: How Do They Occur?

Summer 2020 > Health Sciences > HSCI.2060 > 046

Course No: HSCI.2060-046; SIS Class Nbr: 3536; SIS Term: 2940
Course Status: Registration Closed

Course Description

This course focuses on the global challenge posed by infectious diseases. In the past 50 years, many previously unknown infectious diseases have emerged, while others have reemerged at an unprecedented rate. Despite tremendous strides in science, technology, and medical advances, and primary prevention strategies, infectious disease continue to plague humanity. This course will feature the global challenges posed by select pathogens. To do this, we will explore pandemics through a few different lenses. We will review the sources of and risk factors that lead to pandemics, and methods to prevent and control infectious disease outbreaks from becoming pandemics. Infectious diseases discussed in this course include: Cholera, Ebola, HIV, Influenza, SARS, MERS, COVID-19, among others.

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • 2020 Summer: Jul 06 to Aug 16
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Tuition: $1140
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester registration fee for credit courses.

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