Apr 23, 2016
Can't fault this course at all and nor would I want to. Very interesting, brilliantly presented and the range of experts really enhanced it. It was engaging and made me keen to find out more.
May 13, 2017
It is a wonderful course , I have gain and updated my Knowledge in the area of Epidemics and Infectious Disease, Thanks to the Course organizers and most effective presentations . Dr Shivaji
Apr 21, 2016
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Oct 26, 2016
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por Alejandro P•
Aug 18, 2015
I liked the course, with its many different speakers and approaches.
The one thing I missed the most was seeing the models in action. Even if the course isn't aimed at scientists or programmers, there are free online simulations where one can adjust model constants to see the effects interactively without any knowledge required.
See NetLogo at http://ccl.northwestern.edu/netlogo/, for which there are forest fire, disease spread in networks, cellular automatas and many other interactive simulations. Insight providing questions may involve finding the value of a parameter such as the epidemic can't spread, for instance.
For more formula oriented optional exercises, I would recommend something similar to Differential Equations in Action from Udacity. It's a relatively easy course implementing the SIR model, physics and ABS. An exercise could be "modify the simulation to consider X% germs get resistant after each antibiotic treatment" (either in NetLogo, or Python).
por Ed B•
Mar 22, 2020
This course was a good introduction to Epidemics. I feel that I have a good grasp of the complex nature of this field of study, and the different factors that can play a part in epidemiological outcomes. I would have liked have been exposed to more of the modelling methods in the field, but SIR model was a good introduction and allowed me to look further into agent and individual based models and I have a good enough understanding of the jargon to follow scientific papers on the modelling of infectious diseases.
por Stephen N H•
Nov 13, 2016
Thoroughly enjoyed Epidemics - the Dynamics of Infectious Disease. As a final year student doctor with an interest in infectious disease, I found this course was a very engaging and enlightening way of expanding my knowledge of infectious disease. My perspective of Epidemics and infectious diseases had greatly broadened. Would absolutely recommend this course to anyone interested in Epidemics, infectious disease, healthcare, or microbiology.
por Gita E•
Jan 16, 2020
The e-course was definitely very interesting, however, the quizzes were very annoying as well at times. I would spend more hours trying to pass these quizzes rather than actually learning from the course's content towards the end of it. Still, I recommend this course to anyone who wants an expansive introduction to infectious diseases.
por Patrick R•
Jun 15, 2016
Really nice introduction course. I am however a bit disappointed it did not went deeper in how the models of diseases spreading are built, and that the course overall does not go into much detail. A bit more technical detail (maths, biology etc.) would make this nice course a awesome course.
por Ivan B•
Feb 10, 2017
Interesting course, I am a geo-information specialist and I took this Course to gain some understanding on epidemics so as to be of influence in mapping and modelling their spatial patterns. I have loved every bit of it especially the last part- Zombies!! I needed to hear more.
por devina r•
Jun 10, 2016
I felt that this course was more information driven and just getting to know facts and facts and more facts . though this course is designed for anybody to do I feel a student would do better if they had past experience and knowledge about a few common diseases.
por Jorja V•
Nov 14, 2015
It is a great course, really interesting, really easy to complete though some of the topics are a bit challenging. Overall a great achievement to finish this course. (Although I didn't receive a certificate but at least I finished the course)
por David D•
Apr 27, 2020
Great course! However I feel it is too basic. It would be great if you could create a more advanced version of it in which you include a bit more of the biological explanations of the phenomena you discuss along the course.
por Lorna M•
Oct 20, 2015
Nice course. I sometimes wished the lectures had more in depth coverage of the material instead of so many "big picture" statements. But overall, the course was a nice overview of diseases. Thank you to the instructors!
por Mariana V•
Oct 26, 2015
Fantastic Course! great content and compelling presenters. It really opens your eyes to infectious diseases and all perspectives it braces, science, social aspects, biology, ecology. I recommend for bio/science folks.
por Dr.Suguna D•
Oct 02, 2016
Of course, its a nice course but the calculations were little more for me to understand as I am a Medical doctor. I enjoyed the course. Thanks one and all for helping me to understand the course
por Viktor D•
Apr 12, 2017
Very good, connected also to relatively recent outbreaks. Maybe some miniquiz/few question after each block would be nice to sum it up and help with preparing for quiz after whole week.
por Claire L M•
May 03, 2020
Very interesting course that gives good basic knowledge on infectious diseases and epidemiology. Really enjoyed it and very relevant in the current context of COVID-19
por rydham g•
Apr 30, 2020
The concepts are taught very well but felt that it was a bit superficial. They should go a bit deeper into each topic. Overall the course is very good
por Erik B•
Jan 31, 2017
Pro: All topics seem to be covered, full overview of this field.
Con: Please, please, get rid of the childish drawings and get som serious artwork.
por Ediri M•
Apr 09, 2017
Really interesting course if you want to be more informed about the dynamics of global disease transmission and emergency responses
por Chris J•
Dec 22, 2017
Excellent big picture overview of epidemics with very knowledgeable faculty bringing a wealth of expertise to the course.
por Dwayne P•
Oct 11, 2017
Thank you for all the effort the team put in to make this course. It is an amazing course, learnt so.
por JOHN Q•
Sep 09, 2015
Nice course and extremely we'll presented. Cood ideas and the presenters also did a great job.
por Wojciech W•
Feb 02, 2019
Very interesting course with many wonderful information presented in funny and engaging way.