Epidemics IV

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“If history is our guide, we can assume that the battle between the intellect and will of the human species and the extraordinary adaptability of microbes will be never-ending.” (1)

Despite all the remarkable technological breakthroughs that we 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 is the last (communication of infectious diseases) of the four courses, covers these topics:

  • Risk Communication in Disease Outbreaks
  • Communicating Infectious Diseases



这是四個课程中的最后一个(傳染病的传播), 涵盖以下主题:

  • 疾病暴发中的风险传播
  • 傳染病的传播


(1) Fauci AS, Touchette NA, Folkers GK. Emerging Infectious Diseases: a 10-Year Perspective from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Emerg Infect Dis 2005 Apr; 11(4):519-25.


Week 1: Communication (Communicating Disease Risk)

  • Risk Communication in Disease Outbreaks
  • Communicating Infectious Diseases
  • Why Doesn't Public Follow Health Advice

Week 2: Communication (Communicating Disease Risk) cont.

  • Perceptions of Risk and The Idea of Risk Communication
  • Perceptions of Risk
  • Risk Communication

Week 3: Supplementary Module on Next Generation Informatics for Global Health

  • From Disease Tracking to Disease Understanding Using Internet Data