About the course
The outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) is the most significant public health emergency of the 21st century so far. As the epidemic spreads, people around the world want to understand the science behind the most pressing questions: how many people have been infected? How dangerous is the virus?
When will a vaccine be available? How can the epidemic be contained, and the damages mitigated? What is the economic impact? What’s the role of social media and local communities in the epidemic response?
Researchers at J-IDEA and other research institutes at Imperial College London have been at the forefront of the response to the COVID-19 emergency, with clinical, epidemiological and social science analyses informing the outbreak response. They are generating robust empirical evidence that governments and international agencies are using around the world to plan their responses.
On this course, you will hear directly from our world-class experts about the theory behind the analyses of COVID-19 and its spread, while learning how to interpret new information using core principles of public health, epidemiology, medicine, health economics, and social science. You will be able to watch regular situation reports about the state of the epidemic, provided by the researchers of J-IDEA and its director Professor Neil Ferguson.
What you will learn?
- To be aware of the scale of the emerging outbreak and know how to track trends using reliable sources of information
- To recognise the key scientific underpinnings of evidence-based outbreak control methods
- To recognise the importance of community involvement, multidisciplinary working and global cooperation in outbreak response
- About how infectious disease modelling informs strategic and operational response at the local, national, and international level.
- COVID-19 Situation Reports: Updates on the Ongoing State of the Epidemic
- How to Forecast an Epidemic: Epidemiology and Infectious Disease Modelling
- Health Systems and Economic Impacts
- Community Engagement and Response
- Development of a Vaccine in Real-Time Epidemics
- The Clinical Presentations of COVID-19
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