Hello and welcome to this online course on the evolution of the novel coronavirus pandemic, which is currently sweeping through the world. The situation is ever progressing and this course aims to give you key specialist knowledge on the important epidemiological factors which have contributed to the expansion of the outbreak, which began in Wuhan, China in December 2019. In this course you will learn:
-what the virus is and where the virus comes from
-how it spreads and how it has spread throughout the world
-how epidemiologists measure severity of infectiousness
-what control measures countries have taken and how successful these have been
-what the direction for future research is
This course in intended for anyone who has an interest in epidemiology and the current pandemic and wants to gain specialist knowledge and information on the subject. This course will equip you with the terminology and information to better interpret the current outbreak for yourself.
Who this course is for:
Anyone interested in pandemics, global health or epidemiology
Yvonne Ak MSc, MPH is an Epidemiologist from London. She has worked in International Health since 2015 at various international organisations, the United Nations and various NGO's. She has special interests in vaccine epidemiology, health data science and data visualisation. She is an avid runner and mixed media painter in her spare time.