EPIDEMIOLOGIC INFERENCE IN OUTBREAK INVESTIGATIONS Syllabus
Course Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Conduct an outbreak investigation
- Successfully examine data pertaining to outbreaks
- Use the epidemic curve to identify the epidemic type, incubation period, and potential mode of transmission
- Review, analyze and derive inferences from several epidemics and outbreak investigations
- summarize data reports
Using lectures, seminars, and lab discussions, provides students with practical understanding and set of epidemiologic tools to detect, investigate, and interpret infectious disease outbreaks. Provides skills for examining field data and deriving inferences from infectious disease epidemics and outbreak investigations. Discusses steps in investigating an outbreak and reviews some large and small outbreaks, mostly from the distant past. Focuses on the application of epidemiologic skills to real infectious disease outbreak case studies.
Degree candidates in Infectious Disease Epidemiology.
Methods of Assessment
Grading Policy: Labs require individual and group effort. Student evaluation is based on class participation, solving problem sets developed from past or recent outbreaks, and solving a final problem that involves investigating an outbreak.
Grading Restrictions: Letter grade
Students must have basic knowledge of infectious diseases. Knowledge of introductory epidemiology and biostatistics is essential.
Academic Ethics Code
The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:
Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.
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