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Winter 2009

Department of Epidemiology and Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Dr. M. Lipsitch, Dr. C. Mills
1.25 credits
Course Offered 2008-2009; Offered Alternate Years.
Seminar. Eight 2-hour sessions.

This course will cover advanced issues in the design and interpretation of studies of infectious disease epidemiology. The course will consist of readings and student presentations on topics such as: interpretations of molecular typing data for infectious agents, assessment of incomplete and temporary immunity, immune correlates of protection, spatial effects in disease transmission, and inference about the carrier state. Each session will be led by a student whose responsibility will be to synthesize knowledge on the topic, describe open research areas, and stimulate discussion of the topic based on course readings. This course is intended for advanced students in infectious disease epidemiology.
Course note: Interested students should contact the instructor by the end of Fall 1 to choose a topic for presentation and to discuss possible readings. EPI225,EPI285, EPI501 or permission of the instructor required; Minimum enrollment of 7 required. Course dates TBA, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.


Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

Winter 2007

Department of Epidemiology and Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Dr. M. Lipsitch, Dr. C. Mills
1.25 credits
Seminar. Eight 2-hour sessions.

This course will cover advanced issues in the design and interpretation of studies of infectious disease epidemiology. The course will consist of readings and student presentations on topics such as: interpretations of molecular typing data for infectious agents, assessment of incomplete and temporary immunity, immune correlates of protection, spatial effects in disease transmission, and inference about the carrier state. Each session will be led by a student whose responsibility will be to synthesize knowledge on the topic, describe open research areas, and stimulate discussion of the topic based on course readings. This course is intended for advanced students in infectious disease epidemiology.
Course note: Interested students should contact the instructor by the end of Fall 1 to choose a topic for presentation and to discuss possible readings. EPI225 or EPI285 or permission of the instructor required; Minimum enrollment of 7 required. Course dates TBA, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. (10.06)


Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

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