Elective Course

This course will focus on the epidemiologic, environmental, geopolitical, and emergency management principles unique to infectious disease emergency preparedness and response, including pandemic preparedness. The course will not focus on the clinical management of individual cases. We will consider threat-specific (e.g., microorganism, vector) and human-specific (e.g., immunologic susceptibility, fear) factors, surveillance, investigation, containment, and prevention. Both natural and manufactured threats will be examined. Infectious diseases as complications of other types of emergencies will be studied. Students will complete and present a project relevant to their professional backgrounds.