University Of Hongkong Free Online Course On Epidemics

To explore the science, prevention and control of epidemics University Of Hongkong is offering free online course via edX. After completing this course students will come to know how many infectious diseases are unobserved by our health care systems and be able to join a discussion with one of the scientists who discovered Ebola. The course will be offered via institution HKUx in English and Chinese. The course will start from September 15, 2015.

Course Details In Brief

Level: Introductory
Length: 10 weeks
Effort: 2 – 3 hours/week
Subject: English
Institution: University Of Hongkong with edX
Languages: English and Chinese
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session:  Starts September 15, 2015

Why Choose University Of Hongkong MOOC? 

As a leading international institution of higher learning in Asia, University of Hongkong strives to attract and nurture outstanding scholars from around the world through its excellence and innovation in teaching and learning, research and knowledge exchange, and its contributions to the advancement of society and the development of leaders through global presence, regional significance and engagement with the rest of China. University of Hong Kong MOOCs are offered in variety of subjects for free. Applicants can choose to receive a verified certificate for a small fee. 

Course Introduction 

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 course covers these four topics:
-origins of novel pathogens;
-analysis of the spread of infectious diseases;
-medical and public health countermeasures to prevent and control epidemics;
-panel discussions involving leading public health experts with deep frontline experiences to share their views on risk communication, crisis management, ethics and public trust in the context of infectious disease control.

You Will Learn

By the end of the course, you will have knowledge to
-Demonstrate knowledge of the origins, spread and control of infectious disease epidemics
-Demonstrate understanding of the importance of effective communication about epidemics
-Demonstrate understanding of key contemporary issues relating to epidemics from a global perspective

For detailed information go through HKUx.

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