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Approx. 45 hours to complete
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Week
1

Week 1

6 hours to complete

Theme One: Origins (Epidemics past, present and future)

6 hours to complete
13 videos (Total 123 min), 7 readings, 4 quizzes
13 videos
Week 1 : Introduction55s
Video 1.1: Historic transitions and emergence of epidemic infections9m
Video 1.2: Why novel emerging infectious diseases continue to arise I9m
Video 1.3: Why novel emerging infectious diseases continue to arise II5m
Video 1.4: Why novel emerging infectious diseases continue to arise III10m
Panel discussion: How to prepare for the next epidemic?7m
Panel discussion: How to allocate our resources among our fights against different pathogens?5m
Panel discussion: Zika4m
Panel discussion: How should we channel our resources?5m
Panel discussion: Vaccines5m
Panel discussion: Antimicrobial resistance7m
Towards Digital Pathogen Surveillance: A very Bumpy, Winding Road46m
7 readings
Where are you from?10m
Entrance survey10m
Getting Started10m
Technical issues10m
Initial thoughts10m
Week 1 Readings10m
Week 1 roundup10m
4 practice exercises
1.130m
1.230m
1.330m
1.430m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Theme One: Origins (Emergence and ecology of infectious diseases)

5 hours to complete
15 videos (Total 127 min), 2 readings, 5 quizzes
15 videos
Video 2.1: Ecology and evolution of infectious diseases8m
Video 2.2: Emerging infectious diseases at the human-animal interface8m
Video 2.3: Phylogenetics9m
Video 2.4: Emergence of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus in Asia10m
Video 2.5: Emergence of the H7N9 influenza A virus in China9m
Video 2.6: Swine Influenza and the 2009 Pandemic H1N16m
Panel discussion: EBOLA IN THE WIDER CONTEXT9m
Panel discussion: BORDER CONTROLS4m
Panel discussion: IS STOPPING BUSHMEAT THE ANSWER?5m
Panel discussion: HOW SHOULD WE USE EXPERIMENTAL TREATMENTS AND VACCINES?7m
Panel discussion: SHOULD WE CENTRALISE CARE AND ENFORCE LOCKDOWNS?6m
Panel discussion: WILL EBOLA BECOME AIRBORNE?3m
Panel discussion: WILL EBOLA BE BECOME A HUGE HUMAN PANDEMIC LIKE HIV?4m
Global Variation In Risk Of Influenza Virus Emergence32m
2 readings
Week 2 Readings10m
Week 2 roundup10m
5 practice exercises
2.130m
2.230m
2.330m
2.430m
2.630m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Theme One: Origins (Medical Detective: Bug hunting in Epidemics)

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 57 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
Video 3.1: Discovery of a novel microbe: First suspicion4m
Video 3.2: Finding the cause of interstitial pneumonia3m
Video 3.3: The identification of the novel virus associated with this infectious pneumonia4m
Video 3.4: Proof of association & causation: Is SARS coronavirus really the cause of SARS?3m
Video 3.5: Control of emerging infections depends on: Control at the source6m
Video 3.6: Alert: coronavirus as the cause of emerging infectious diseases!5m
Using Genetic Data At Multiple Scales To Understand Constraints On Viral Evolution26m
2 readings
Week 3 Reading10m
Week 3 roundup10m
1 practice exercise
3.430m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Theme Two: Spread (Infectious disease epidemiology)

4 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 45 min), 3 readings, 6 quizzes
7 videos
Video 4.1: The basics8m
Video 4.2: Epidemic curve7m
Video 4.3: Incubation period7m
Video 4.4: Transmissibility of communicable diseases7m
Video 4.5: Timescale of disease transmission5m
Video 4.6: Severity of infectious disease7m
3 readings
Initial thoughts10m
Week 4 Readings10m
Week 4 roundup10m
6 practice exercises
4.130m
4.230m
4.330m
4.430m
4.530m
4.630m

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