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Patient receiving a vaccination in his arm.

Module leads

Angela Brueggemann - IDEU Director and Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology Angela Brueggemann

Brian Angus

Adrian Smith

Learning objectives

  • Appreciate the magnitude of the global burden of communicable diseases
  • Understand the role of preventive and therapeutic measures in mitigating the burden of communicable diseases
  • Apply and interpret methods to study communicable diseases and associated interventions
  • Analyse and interpret pathogen genome sequence data to study communicable disease epidemiology and associated interventions
  • Apply and interpret different mathematical modelling methods to the study of communicable diseases and the effect of interventions. 



1.            Global burden of communicable diseases

2.            Transmissibility and prevention

3.            Immunology and principles of vaccinology

4.            Antimicrobials and antimicrobial resistance

5.            Vaccine efficacy and effectiveness

6.            Principles of pathogen genomics

7.            Pathogen genome sequence analysis

8.            Principles of mathematical modelling

9.            Mathematical model building and analysis

10.          Field and outbreak epidemiology