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Harvard School of Public Health
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Dr. M. Murray
Course offered 2006-2007. Offered alternate years.
Lectures. Two 2-hour sessions each week and one optional 1-hour lab each week.
This course will introduce students to the basic concepts of transmission dynamics of infectious diseases. We will use basic mathematical modeling techniques as a tool to understanding how infectious diseases spread through populations. Some of the topics covered will include the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases of global public health importance, the impact of vaccination and other public health interventions on infectious disease dynamics, antibiotic resistance, and the role of climate change on vector borne diseases.
Course Activities: homework assignments, class participation and final take-home exam.
Course Note: previous or simultaneous course in epidemiology required. (6.06)
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