EVENT: Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Disease
|Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Disease : Spring School intensive unit
Our Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases unit is designed to allow students to understand the principles of infectious disease emergence and transmission using current cases and examples.
The unit reviews the traditional tools of outbreak and epidemic investigation, combined with ideas on environmental change as a major driving force behind disease emergence.
Topics covered include:
* Australian and global perspectives on emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases
* links between environmental change and infectious diseases
* infections from food and water sources
* vector-borne illnesses, with a major emphasis on Australian examples
* principles of infectious disease transmission
* infection patterns in at-risk populations
* infectious disease surveillance
* the assessment and management of epidemics and outbreaks
* successes and failures in infectious disease control
The five-day unit will consist of a combination of lectures, practical case studies and discussions of recent regional and global outbreaks.
In preparation for the teaching week, pre-reading will be sent out on 16 September 2011.
Who should attend?
Anyone with an interest in infectious diseases, microbiology and/or environmental health issues is welcome. This includes microbiologists, health department staff, doctors, nurses, students of public health, researchers, managers, ecologists and environmental scientists, and anyone working in areas relating to infectious disease prevention and control.
Please note: this is a full unit with enrolment and fee requirements. Please visit our website for full details.
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