Introduction to Mathematical Models of the Epidemiology & Control of Infectious Diseases
This course will enable you to:
- Understand the key concepts of infectious disease transmission and control - and the differences with non-infectious diseases, taught by people who apply those concepts every day.
- Learn how modelling informs policy-making, from case-studies presented by the individuals who advise public health professionals and governments, nationally and internationally.
- Learn about cutting-edge developments, taught by leaders of the field.
- Read modelling papers to critically-evaluate and interpret their findings.
- Understand how different control measures (e.g. vaccination, treatment, isolation, quarantine, travel restrictions) will be effective, or ineffective, for different diseases.
- Explore models of different types of infectious disease, including influenza, TB, HIV, Ebola and vector-borne diseases.
- Design and use simple but powerful models, using Excel or Berkeley Madonna (licence included in the course fee).
- Collaborate effectively with mathematical modellers.
Cost: £2250 before 30th June 2017, £2500 after.
Applications for 2017 are now open
One Scholarship is available for a candidate from a developing country. Deadline for application: 21st April.