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Communicable diseases

Description

The objective of this course is to provide scholars with knowledge about the natural history of disease, prevention, and control of the most frequent and important communicable diseases. The program will cover the following topics: epidemiological (public health) surveillance, application of epidemiological methods in outbreak investigation, design and management of immunization programs, application of molecular epidemiology in diagnosis of some communicable diseases and international aspects of prevention and control of important infectious diseases.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Inform the community about relevant infectious diseases and potential risks
  2. Organize a surveillance system
  3. Investigate outbreaks and initiate/organize appropriate measures
  4. Introduce preventive measures and immunization programs

Course Outline

  1. The major infectious diseases as an issue of public health
  2. International Health Regulations (IHR)
  3. Respiratory infections
  4. Tuberculosis
  5. HIV/AIDS
  6. Malaria
  7. Antibiotics and resistance
  8. Disinfection measures
  9. Organization of vaccination programs
  10. Early warning and response
  11. Surveillance and outbreak investigation
  12. Preventive measures
  13. Bioterrorism and Bio-warfare: intentional epidemics and weaponization of biological agents

Training Delivery Methods

  1. In-class method
  2. Online method
  • Duration: 30 Learning Hours

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Certificate

Participant who complete the stand alone course will be awarded a Certificate of Course Completion.