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Communicable diseases 1

Module leads

Brian Angus

Helen McShane

Learning objectives:

  • Describe the scope of the global epidemics of major communicable diseases and understand the current prevention approaches.
  • Discuss the principles involved in the investigation of an outbreak of a major communicable disease.
  • Appreciate the challenges of treatment and control of communicable diseases in developed and developing countries. 


  1. Introduction to communicable disease epidemiology
  2. Investigating an outbreak
  3. Vaccine-preventable diseases in the developed countries
  4. Development of new vaccines for developing countries
  5. HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases
  6. Tuberculosis
  7. Malaria
  8. Influenza and other emerging infectious diseases