Emergency Pandemic Control Course
Course Code: PCC – EPC 701
Rapidly increasing international trade and travel predictably increases the likelihood of rapid transmission of infectious diseases. The devastation caused by the 1918 Spanish influenza epidemic and the worldwide alarm prompted by the 2004 SARS epidemic provide important insights into today’s concerns surrounding COVID-19. This course emphasizes objective investigation to identify evidence-based answers to critical questions, including identifying the infectious agent, the mode of transmission, incubation period, and effective modalities for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. This course also highlights how emergency pandemic control often requires deliberate intervention to address special ethical challenges: disease-associated racism, resistance to local and international cooperation, and extreme stress placed upon low-resource health systems.
This is a comprehensive course is built around the required textbook The End of Epidemics, by Jonathan D. Quick (Scribe Publications, 2018). Academic credit earned is 2 credit hours. Sample the INMED learning experience with this 15-minute Free Demo Short Self-Paced Course.
At the completion of the Emergency Pandemic Control Course, learners will be able to demonstrate using case-studies and simulation:
- Long-range mitigation of risk factors associated with epidemics
- Effective measures to investigate the causes of epidemics
- Reliable epidemic control interventions
This course includes 8 weeks of structured learning, assignments which are due each Sunday night, weekly online meetings with course faculty, and a scheduled virtual-classroom final exam. Please view the Course Syllabus.