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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 course covers the following four topics: 1. Origins of novel pathogens; 2. Analysis of the spread of infectious diseases; 3. Medical and public health countermeasures to prevent and control epidemics; 4. Panel discussions involving leading public health experts with deep frontline experiences to share their views on risk communication, crisis management, ethics and public trust in the context of infectious disease control. In addition to the original introductory sessions on epidemics, we revamped the course by adding: - new panel discussions with world-leading experts; and - supplementary modules on next generation informatics for combating epidemics. -------------------------------------------------------- (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. What you'll learn - Demonstrate knowledge of the origins, spread and control of infectious disease epidemics - Demonstrate understanding of the importance of effective communication about epidemics - Demonstrate understanding of key contemporary issues relating to epidemics from a global perspective...
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Beginner Level

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Approx. 18 hours to complete

Sugerido: 10 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week...
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English

Legendas: English, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified)...

Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

Week
1
Clock
4 horas para concluir

Theme One: Origins (Epidemics past, present and future)

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Reading
13 vídeos (Total de 123 min), 7 leituras, 4 testes
Video13 videos
Week 1 : Introductionmin
Video 1.1: Historic transitions and emergence of epidemic infections9min
Video 1.2: Why novel emerging infectious diseases continue to arise I9min
Video 1.3: Why novel emerging infectious diseases continue to arise II5min
Video 1.4: Why novel emerging infectious diseases continue to arise III10min
Panel discussion: How to prepare for the next epidemic?7min
Panel discussion: How to allocate our resources among our fights against different pathogens?5min
Panel discussion: Zika4min
Panel discussion: How should we channel our resources?5min
Panel discussion: Vaccines5min
Panel discussion: Antimicrobial resistance7min
Towards Digital Pathogen Surveillance: A very Bumpy, Winding Road46min
Reading7 leituras
Where are you from?10min
Entrance survey10min
Getting Started10min
Technical issues10min
Initial thoughts10min
Week 1 Readings10min
Week 1 roundup10min
Quiz4 exercícios práticos
1.18min
1.28min
1.34min
1.48min
Week
2
Clock
3 horas para concluir

Theme One: Origins (Emergence and ecology of infectious diseases)

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Reading
15 vídeos (Total de 127 min), 2 leituras, 5 testes
Video15 videos
Video 2.1: Ecology and evolution of infectious diseases8min
Video 2.2: Emerging infectious diseases at the human-animal interface8min
Video 2.3: Phylogenetics9min
Video 2.4: Emergence of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus in Asia10min
Video 2.5: Emergence of the H7N9 influenza A virus in China9min
Video 2.6: Swine Influenza and the 2009 Pandemic H1N16min
Panel discussion: EBOLA IN THE WIDER CONTEXT9min
Panel discussion: BORDER CONTROLS4min
Panel discussion: IS STOPPING BUSHMEAT THE ANSWER?5min
Panel discussion: HOW SHOULD WE USE EXPERIMENTAL TREATMENTS AND VACCINES?7min
Panel discussion: SHOULD WE CENTRALISE CARE AND ENFORCE LOCKDOWNS?6min
Panel discussion: WILL EBOLA BECOME AIRBORNE?3min
Panel discussion: WILL EBOLA BE BECOME A HUGE HUMAN PANDEMIC LIKE HIV?4min
Global Variation In Risk Of Influenza Virus Emergence32min
Reading2 leituras
Week 2 Readings10min
Week 2 roundup10min
Quiz5 exercícios práticos
2.14min
2.24min
2.34min
2.44min
2.64min
Week
3
Clock
2 horas para concluir

Theme One: Origins (Medical Detective: Bug hunting in Epidemics)

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Reading
8 vídeos (Total de 57 min), 2 leituras, 1 teste
Video8 videos
Video 3.1: Discovery of a novel microbe: First suspicion4min
Video 3.2: Finding the cause of interstitial pneumonia3min
Video 3.3: The identification of the novel virus associated with this infectious pneumonia4min
Video 3.4: Proof of association & causation: Is SARS coronavirus really the cause of SARS?3min
Video 3.5: Control of emerging infections depends on: Control at the source6min
Video 3.6: Alert: coronavirus as the cause of emerging infectious diseases!5min
Using Genetic Data At Multiple Scales To Understand Constraints On Viral Evolution26min
Reading2 leituras
Week 3 Reading10min
Week 3 roundup10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
3.44min
Week
4
Clock
2 horas para concluir

Theme Two: Spread (Infectious disease epidemiology)

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Reading
7 vídeos (Total de 45 min), 3 leituras, 6 testes
Video7 videos
Video 4.1: The basics8min
Video 4.2: Epidemic curve7min
Video 4.3: Incubation period7min
Video 4.4: Transmissibility of communicable diseases7min
Video 4.5: Timescale of disease transmission5min
Video 4.6: Severity of infectious disease7min
Reading3 leituras
Initial thoughts10min
Week 4 Readings10min
Week 4 roundup10min
Quiz6 exercícios práticos
4.14min
4.24min
4.34min
4.44min
4.54min
4.64min

Instrutores

Gabriel M. Leung (HKU)

Dean
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Joseph T. Wu (HKU)

Associate Professor
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Kwok-Yung Yuen (HKU)

Professor
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Tommy Lam (HKU)

Assistant Professor
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Maria Huachen Zhu (HKU)

Associate Professor
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Guan Yi (HKU)

Chair Professor
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Benjamin Cowling (HKU)

Professor
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Thomas Abraham (HKU)

Associate Professor
Journalism and Media Studies Centre

Mark Jit (LSHTM)

Professor
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Malik Peiris (HKU)

Chair Professor
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Marc Lipsitch (Harvard)

Professor
Department of Epidemiology

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The University of Hong Kong is the territory’s oldest institute of higher learning and also an internationally recognized, research led, comprehensive university. It engages in frontier research and academic endeavours that reflect and address the needs of a fast changing, knowledge-based world....

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