University of Hong Kong and edX offers an online course on epidemics for free.
About the course:
Despite all the remarkable technological breakthroughs that they have made over the past few decades, the threat from infectious diseases has significantly accelerated. In this course, we will learn why this is the case by looking at the fundamental scientific principles underlying epidemics and the public health actions behind their prevention and control in the 21st century.
This course covers the following four topics:
- Origins of novel pathogens;
- Analysis of the spread of infectious diseases;
- Medical and public health countermeasures to prevent and control epidemics;
- Panel discussions involving leading public health experts with deep frontline experiences to share their views on risk communication, crisis management, ethics and public trust in the context of infectious disease control.
Duration: 10 weeks
Timings: 2 to 3 hours / week
To apply, click here.