Pandemics: How Do They Occur?

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Course No: HSCI.2060-045; SIS Class Nbr: 3255; SIS Term: 3040
Course Status: Open Added 3/4/21

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

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  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3
  • Instructor: Jennifer Nicoloro
  • UMass Lowell Bookstore

When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • Summer 2021: May 17 to Jun 28
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Tuition: $1140
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester registration fee for credit courses.

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