Course No: HSCI.2060-061; SIS Class Nbr: 1220; SIS Term: 3020
Course Status: Open
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.
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