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What you will learn

  • Distinguish between stochastic and deterministic models, explain when either are appropriate, and perform simple simulations of a stochastic model

  • Identify where it is important to incorporate population structure in a model and design and simulate a transmission model capturing such structure 

  • Evaluate the assumptions behind the Ross MacDonald model, and code such a model using R to simulate the dynamics of a vector-borne disease 

  • Critically evaluate a modelling study and communicate its strengths and weaknesses to a scientifically literate audience 

Skills you will gain

Mathematical ModelR ProgrammingInfectious Diseases
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This course is part of the 100% online Global Master of Public Health from Imperial College London. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

7 hours to complete

Building on the SIR Model: Stochasticity

7 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 14 min), 8 readings
5 videos
An Insider's View of IDM4m
Stochastic and Deterministic Models2m
Simulating Stochasticity2m
Populations with Pre-Existing Immunity2m
8 readings
Welcome to Infectious Disease Modelling10m
About the Infectious Disease Modelling Team10m
Glossary10m
Modelling Infectious Disease Dynamics35m
Building on the SIR Model3m
The Story of MERS Coronavirus10m
Calculating Incidence in a Deterministic Model45m
The Resurgence of Measles15m
Week
2

Week 2

6 hours to complete

Building on the SIR model: Heterogeneity

6 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 7 min), 2 readings
2 videos
Modelling Age-Specific Mixing4m
2 readings
The story of Seasonal Influenza15m
Modelling Influenza Vaccination Policy in the UK40m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Building on the SIR model: Vector-borne Diseases

5 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 25 min), 1 reading
6 videos
Ross MacDonald/Force of Infection - Part 24m
Vectorial Capacity - Part 11m
Vectorial Capacity - Part 2: Impact of Interventions5m
A Closer Look at Interventions Against VBDs6m
Vector-borne Diseases: Interventions and R02m
1 reading
The Story of Dengue20m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Assignment: Modelling Study Critique

2 hours to complete

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