Created by:   The Pennsylvania State University

  • Ottar Bjornstad

    Taught by:    Ottar Bjornstad, Professor of Entomology and Biology

    Department of Biology

  • Rachel Smith

    Taught by:    Rachel Smith, Associate Professor

    Department of Communication Arts & Sciences and Human Development & Family Studies

  • Mary Poss

    Taught by:    Mary Poss, Professor of Biology

    Department of Biology

  • David Hughes

    Taught by:    David Hughes, Assistant Professor of Entomology and Biology

    Department of Biology

  • Peter Hudson

    Taught by:    Peter Hudson, Willaman Professor of Biology

    Department of Biology

  • Matthew Ferrari

    Taught by:    Matthew Ferrari, Assistant Professor of Biology

    Department of Biology

  • Andrew Read

    Taught by:    Andrew Read, Alumni Professor in the Biological Sciences, and Professor of Entomology

    Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

  • Marcel Salathé

    Taught by:    Marcel Salathé, Assistant Professor of Biology

    Department of Biology

Commitment20 hours of videos and quizzes
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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Rated 4.7 out of 5 of 340 ratings

As a PhD student with knowledge on bacterial infections but little knowledge on viral infections and epidemiology, I found this really interesting. I very much enjoyed the course. Would highly recommend to a colleague.

Thoroughly enjoyed Epidemics - the Dynamics of Infectious Disease. As a final year student doctor with an interest in infectious disease, I found this course was a very engaging and enlightening way of expanding my knowledge of infectious disease. My perspective of Epidemics and infectious diseases had greatly broadened. Would absolutely recommend this course to anyone interested in Epidemics, infectious disease, healthcare, or microbiology.

I loved it! there are no words to describe how much this course has complemented my college education and how has change the idea i had about infectious diseases. Now i wish to continue the study of the Neglected tropical diseases and apply that knowledge in my country and community. Thanks a lot.

it's so great to study this course with such a comprehensive discussion of epidemics.