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PBHL 321 Disease Outbreak Investigations 3.0 Credits

The emergence of new pathogens and drug resistance, as well as increased transmission opportunities caused by globalization has led to a rising prevalence of new infectious diseases as well as reemergence of older diseases. this course will focus on the surveillance, identification, control, and prevention of selected infectious diseases of Public Health importance both globally and within the U.S. Specific areas that will be addressed include the causative agents, the routes of transmission, the host responses, environmental factors, unique risk factors, outbreak investigations, surveillance and strategies for control and prevention. We will incorporate the history of communicable disease control efforts where relevant and discuss the role of increased globalization in the spread of infectious diseases.

College/Department: Dornsife School of Public Health
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: BIO 107 [Min Grade: C] or BIO 122 [Min Grade: C]

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