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Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic, Greek, German, Indonesian, Turkish...
100% online

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic, Greek, German, Indonesian, Turkish...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

About the course

Here you will find general information about the course. The learning objectives, the structure, the format and the requirements of completion will be presented to you. The course credits and a short survey are part of this first learning unit as well....
Reading
1 video , 4 readings
Reading4 readings
Introduction10m
Course syllabus10m
Short survey10m
Credits10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Epidemiology

This learning unit describes the epidemiology of Ebola virus disease, past outbreaks and the current West African Ebola outbreak....
Reading
1 video , 8 readings, 1 quiz
Reading8 readings
Introduction10m
The Filoviridae family10m
Classification10m
History of the filoviruses10m
Ebola in the news10m
Current outbreak10m
Past outbreaks10m
References10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Final Quiz Epidemiology10m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Transmission and natural reservoirs

This learning unit describes the probable transmission routes and reservoir(s) of Ebola viruses, which can cause a wide array of symptoms and are often fatal. ...
Reading
1 video , 9 readings, 1 quiz
Reading9 readings
Introduction10m
Introduction10m
The 'hunt' for the natural reservoir10m
Risk of transmission through animals10m
Risk of transmission from person to person10m
Assignment10m
Answers10m
A matter of discussion10m
References10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Final Quiz Transmission and natural reservoirs6m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Pathophysiology

This unit will focus on what happens when the virus enters and spreads throughout the body....
Reading
1 video , 5 readings, 2 quizzes
Reading5 readings
Introduction10m
Pathogenisis and pathophysiology10m
Glossary10m
Relevant literature10m
References10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Final Quiz Pathophysiology8m

Instructors

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Joyce L. Browne

MD, PhD
UMC Utrecht, Utrecht University

About University of Amsterdam

A modern university with a rich history, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) traces its roots back to 1632, when the Golden Age school Athenaeum Illustre was established to train students in trade and philosophy. Today, with more than 30,000 students, 5,000 staff and 285 study programmes (Bachelor's and Master's), many of which are taught in English, and a budget of more than 600 million euros, it is one of the largest comprehensive universities in Europe. It is a member of the League of European Research Universities and also maintains intensive contact with other leading research universities around the world....

About Utrecht University

Utrecht University is a research university comprising seven faculties which collectively span the entire academic spectrum in teaching and research. Founded in 1636, the University is now a modern, leading institute enjoying a growing international reputation. In the Shanghai Ranking, Utrecht University ranks 1st in the Netherlands, 17th in Europe and 56th worldwide. The research focuses on four main strategic themes: Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability. Our motto is: Bright minds, better future....

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