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Approx. 21 hours to complete
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What you will learn

  • Construct valid mathematical models capturing the natural history of a given infectious disease

  • Interpret compartmental models in terms of rates, proportions and delays

  • Describe the fundamental processes driving the dynamics of an SIR epidemic and show their relation to important concepts

  • Explain mechanisms by which susceptibility can change over time and develop a simple SIR model to account for these under given parameters

Skills you will gain

Mathematical ModelInfectious 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

8 hours to complete

Modelling the Basics

8 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 27 min), 4 readings
8 videos
An Insider's View of IDM4m
Infected Cohorts and Simple Flows4m
Calculating Competing Hazards in Compartmental Models4m
The Force of Infection1m
Introduction to the SIR Model2m
Modelling the Force of Infection3m
Reflections on the SIR Model3m
4 readings
Welcome to Infectious Disease Modelling10m
About the Infectious Disease Modelling Team10m
Glossary10m
Modelling Infectious Disease Dynamics35m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Anatomy of an Epidemic

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 17 min), 1 reading
4 videos
Fundamental Drivers of Epidemic Growth5m
Why an Epidemic Peaks4m
Departures from the SIR Model5m
1 reading
Can We Control Transmission?45m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Combining Modelling and Insights

4 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 11 min), 1 reading
3 videos
Explaining R0 in Model Terms5m
Prevalence and Incidence3m
1 reading
More Complex Forms of R040m
Week
4

Week 4

7 hours to complete

Dynamics of Susceptibles

7 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 10 min)
4 videos
A Simple Model for Vaccination2m
Modelling Waning Immunity2m
Summary: Modifiers of Population Susceptibility1m
1 practice exercise
Course Quiz1h

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