Epidemics I

Gabriel M. Leung, Kwok-Yung Yuen, Joseph Wu, Mark Jit, Guan Yi, Maria Huachen Zhu (HKU), Malik Peiris, Benjamin Cowling, Marc Lipsitch, Thomas Abraham, Tommy Lam (HKU), HKUx

Explore the science, prevention and control of epidemics in this free online course. In addition to lectures by leading scientists in this field from HKU, this course will feature panel discussions with world leading experts in epidemics.

在这个免费在线课程中,我们将探究流行病学原理,以及如何预防和控制流行病。除了有来自香港大学的传染病流行病学专家的讲座之外,还将与世界著名的流行病学专家进行专题讨论。

“If history is our guide, we can assume that the battle between the intellect and will of the human species and the extraordinary adaptability of microbes will be never-ending.” (1)

Despite all the remarkable technological breakthroughs that we have made over the past few decades, the threat from infectious diseases has significantly accelerated. In this course, we will learn why this is the case by looking at the fundamental scientific principles underlying epidemics and the public health actions behind their prevention and control in the 21st century.

This is the first (orgins of novel pathogens) of the four courses, covers these topics:

  • Epidemics: Past, Present and Future
  • Discussion on Ebola and Zika Outbreak, and Supplementary Module on Next Generation Informatics for Global Health
  • Ecology, Evolution and Emergence of Infectious Diseases
  • Medical Detective: Bug Hunting in Epidemics

如果历史是我们的向导,我们可以认为人类的智慧和意志与微生物种惊人的适应性之间的斗争将永远持续下去。”(1)

尽管过去的几十年间我们在科技领域取得了令人瞩目的突破,可是传染病对人类的威胁却显著增加。本课程将通过学习流行病学的基础科学原理以及预防与控制流行病的公共卫生措施,对上述现象予以阐释。

这是四個课程中的第一个(新型病原體的起源):

  • 流行病:过去、现在和未来
  • 讨论埃博拉和寨卡疫情的爆发,以及全球卫生信息学的补充单元
  • 传染病的生态、演变和形成
  • 医学侦探:追踪流行病的病原体

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(1) Fauci AS, Touchette NA, Folkers GK. Emerging Infectious Diseases: a 10-Year Perspective from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Emerg Infect Dis 2005 Apr; 11(4):519-25.

What will you learn

  • Historic transitions and emergence of epidemic infections
  • Factors leading to infectious disease emergence and re-emergence
  • Regions with higher risk and estimated economic costs of emerging infectious disease
  • Ecology, evolution and emergence of infectious diseases such as Zika, Ebola, H5N1, H7N9, H1N1 and Swine Influenza
  • Discovery, proof of association and causation, and control (case review on SARS)

  • 流行病的历史性转变和形成

  • 形成传染病和传染病重现的因素

  • 传染病风险较高和估计经济成本较高的地区

  • 寨卡、埃博拉、H5N1、H7N9、H1N1和猪流感等传染病的生态、演变和形成
  • 发现、关联和因果关系的证明以及控制(SARS病例回顾)

Dates:
  • 28 November 2019
Course properties:
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  • Language: English Gb

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