Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Session 1

Infectious Disease Epidemiology – 4 credits PCB4917   

This course provides an overview of human infectious diseases and   their dynamics.  After an initial look at how epidemics grow and the ways different professions think about diseases, each week will focus on a different mode of transmission (e.g. air borne, food and water, sexual interactions) and the associated diseases.  As epidemiology is a highly integrative field, we will talk about everything from microbiology to statistics, pharmacology to public health decisions.

Instructor: Tom Hladish | 420 Carr Hall |

Format: lectures, discussions, oral & written  projects, no exams.

Expected Costs: No course fees, class held on main UF campus.

Notes: You will need access to a laptop to take this course.

This course has a limited number of seats –apply today to ensure your spot! To apply click this link: here! 

Applications are due Friday, November 17th, 2017 by 11:59pm.

Tentative Course Schedule:

Class will meet every weekday (M,T,W,R,F) in ARCH 120 during periods 4 & 5 (10:40-12:35).

Week Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Jan 8 – Jan 12 Introduction Ch 1 & 2 discussion Disease dynamics Simulation assignment Simulation assignment
Jan 15 – Jan 19 Holiday – No class Ch 3 discussion Disease distribution essay Ch 5 discussion Press release exercise
Jan 22 – Jan 26 Ch 4 discussion STI projects STI projects TBD Dengue lecture
Jan 29 – Feb 2 Ch 6 discussion VBD proposals & group work VBD presentations VBD presentations Project proposals due
Feb 5 – Feb 9 Project draft due Project critiques Project critiques Final presentations Final presentations

Final essay due