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What you will learn

  • Identify the relationship between models and real-world epidemiological data

  • Incorporate treatment or vaccination into an SIR model, accounting for imperfect efficacy, and for different mechanisms of action

  • Perform simple calibrations of an SIR model against time-series data, selecting parameters to maximise the fit of the model to the data

  • Recognise two simple approaches to computer-based model calibration and perform model calibrations under each of these approaches in R.

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

10 hours to complete

Modelling Interventions

10 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 16 min), 5 readings
5 videos
An Insider's View of IDM4m
Modelling Curative Treatment4m
Modelling Vaccination: Leaky Vaccines2m
Modelling Vaccination: Additional Vaccine Effects2m
5 readings
Welcome to Infectious Disease Modelling10m
About the Infectious Disease Modelling Team10m
Glossary10m
Modelling Infectious Disease Dynamics35m
Modelling Vaccination: First Steps20m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Confronting Models with Data - Part A

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 14 min)
4 videos
Relationships Between Models and Data3m
Modelling with Insufficient Data2m
Modelling with Sufficient Data2m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Confronting Models with Data - Part B

4 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 8 min)
3 videos
Introduction to Least-Squares Calibration3m
Recap: Least-squares Estimation1m
Week
4

Week 4

6 hours to complete

Confronting models with data – Part C

6 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 9 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Constructing a Likelihood Function1m
To Log or not to Log?2m
Overview of Model Calibration3m
1 reading
Modelling Project 20m
2 practice exercises
Which is the Correct Code Block?5m
Modelling outputs 30m

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