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Approx. 19 hours to complete

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What you will learn

  • To be aware of the scale of the emerging outbreak and know how to track trends using reliable sources of information

  • To recognise the key scientific underpinnings of evidence-based outbreak control methods

  • To recognise the importance of community involvement, multidisciplinary working and global cooperation in outbreak response

  • About how infectious disease modelling informs strategic and operational response at the local, national, and international level.

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Approx. 19 hours to complete

Suggested: 1 hour/module...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Introduction to Science Matters: Let's talk COVID-19

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 4 min), 3 readings
3 readings
Let's talk about COVID-1910m
Contributor Bios5m
Where to go to find the latest information on COVID-1915m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

COVID-19 Situation Reports: Updates on the Ongoing State of the Epidemic

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 39 min), 3 readings
6 videos
Sit.Rep #1 with Prof Neil Ferguson [Feb 4th]11m
Sit.Rep #2 with Prof Neil Ferguson [Feb 12th]8m
Sit.Rep #3 with Prof Neil Ferguson [Feb 18th]5m
Sit.Rep #4 with Prof Neil Ferguson [Feb 26th]5m
Sit.Rep #5 with Prof Neil Ferguson [March 9th]4m
3 readings
Key definitions in Infectious Diseases Epidemiology10m
The MRC GIDA Report on Impact of Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions (NPIs) to Reduce COVID19 Mortality and Healthcare Demand10m
The MRC GIDA Report on Exiting Social Distancing in China10m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

How to Forecast an Epidemic: Epidemiology and Infectious Disease Modelling

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 19 min), 7 readings
5 videos
The Basic Reproduction Number6m
The Case Fatality Ratio and the Fatality Rate of Infections6m
Phylogenetics2m
International Surveillance of COVID-192m
7 readings
The MRC GIDA Report on the Transmissibility of COVID-1910m
The MRC GIDA Report on the Severity of COVID-1920m
The MRC GIDA Report on the Symptom Progression of COVID-1910m
The Case Fatality Ratio of Influenza A(H1N1pdm09), a Systematic Review (BMJ)10m
The MRC GIDA Report on the Phylogenetics of COVID-1910m
The MRC GIDA Report on the Relative Sensitivity of International Surveillance of COVID-1910m
Textbooks, Journals Articles, and other MOOCs10m
Week
4

Week 4

minutes to complete

Health Systems and Economic Impacts

minutes to complete
1 video (Total min)
1 video

About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is a world top ten university with an international reputation for excellence in science, engineering, medicine and business. located in the heart of London. Imperial is a multidisciplinary space for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle global challenges. Imperial students benefit from a world-leading, inclusive educational experience, rooted in the College’s world-leading research. Our online courses are designed to promote interactivity, learning and the development of core skills, through the use of cutting-edge digital technology....

About Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics

The Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics (J-IDEA) brings together global health researchers in the School of Public Health at Imperial College London. Drawing on Imperial’s expertise in data analytics, epidemiology and economics, J-IDEA will improve our understanding of diseases and health emergencies in the most vulnerable populations across the globe. The Institute links governments, research institutions and communities to develop practical and effective long-term solutions, shape health policy and deliver better quality of life for all....

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • You will learn about the science underpinning contemporary global issues through rapid updates on topical research. This type of course includes mini lectures, interviews and debates led by experts in the field, as well as key readings and signposting to credible resources. Please note that this course is free, there are no assignments and the certificate option is not available.

  • No, this course is free of charge.

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