Bioterrorism Preparedness: Infectious Disease Transmission Dynamics
Infectious diseases have regained public health importance with the emergence of HIV and other new infections. Infections, such as tuberculosis and malaria, once thought to have the potential of elimination, have re-emerged with resistant strains and pose major public health challenges to both the developed and developing world. The understanding of infectious disease transmission is central to the prevention and control strategies of emerging and re-emerging infections.
This course has been designed to introduce the fundamentals of infectious disease transmission dynamics to public health and related professionals. The basic concepts discussed during this course will develop a greater understanding of the complex interplay of factors involved in the transmission of infectious diseases.
Academic Faculty/Staff, Federal Government Employees, State Government Employees, Local Government Employees, Non-Government Employees and Students
- Describe the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases
- Identify the main reservoirs, sources, ports of entry, and ports of exits of human pathogens
- Understand the complexity and dynamic nature of the relations between microorganisms and humans
- Understand the routes of infectious disease transmission
- Be familiar with emerging vector-borne infections
- Be acquainted with emerging and re-emerging sexually transmitted diseases
- Be familiar with foodborne and waterborne diseases
Hussain R Usman, MD, MS
Department of Epidemiology
UAB School of Public Health
- 6.00 Participation/CETulane Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) awards 6.00 hour(s) of credit for completing Bioterrorism Preparedness: Infectious Disease Transmission Dynamics
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