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English

Subtitles: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Greek, German, Indonesian, Turkish, English, Kannada...

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English

Subtitles: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Greek, German, Indonesian, Turkish, English, Kannada...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

About the course

1 video , 4 readings
4 readings
Introduction10m
Course syllabus10m
Short survey10m
Credits10m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Epidemiology

1 video , 8 readings, 1 quiz
8 readings
Introduction10m
The Filoviridae family10m
Classification10m
History of the filoviruses10m
Ebola in the news10m
Current outbreak10m
Past outbreaks10m
References10m
1 practice exercise
Final Quiz Epidemiology10m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Transmission and natural reservoirs

1 video , 9 readings, 1 quiz
9 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
1 practice exercise
Final Quiz Transmission and natural reservoirs6m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Pathophysiology

1 video , 5 readings, 2 quizzes
5 readings
Introduction10m
Pathogenisis and pathophysiology10m
Glossary10m
Relevant literature10m
References10m
1 practice exercise
Final Quiz Pathophysiology8m
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Top reviews from Ebola: Essential Knowledge for Health Professionals

By JCSep 28th 2015

This course is very informative to a healthcare giver like me. This helped me to understand what Ebola is all about.

By MASep 15th 2015

I mainly admire the collaboration with MSF that give perspective on actual 'battle field' in the epidemic area

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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