Communicable Diseases Course

Advanced Analysis of Epidemiological Data

This course explores advanced knowledge of epidemiology study design and analytical methods, systematic error and biostatistics. The course provides participants with an advanced understanding of Measuring Disease, Observational Epidemiology, Experimental Epidemiology, Bias and Confounding, Casual Inference and Diagnosis and Screening.

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Surveillance of Zoonotic disease

This course explores zoonotic diseases including investigation, surveillance, epidemiology, and approaches to control and prevention. Real-life case studies are used to illustrate zoonotic disease basics and epidemiology, modes of transmission, factors related to emergence, and the of public health response. There is a specific focus on zoonotic diseases that are more common in the Gulf region.

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Malaria surveillance and control

Malaria is a disease which has had a devastating impact on human health for centuries. Currently over one-third of the world’s population is at risk, with and estimated 300 million cases and 650,000 deaths worldwide each year. Students taking this course will learn about this disease from the basic biological, public health, and clinical perspectives.

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Scabies

Scabies- Dr. Trinidad is an academic dermatologist at The Ohio State University with an expertise in complex medical dermatology, inpatient hospital consult dermatology, HIV dermatology and the dermatologic care of incarcerated patients. In this 90 minute presentation, Dr. Trinidad discusses epidmiology, presentation, diagnosis and treatment of human scabies infections. He will discuss common mimickers and other potential infestations that may be mistaken for scabies infection. At the end of this presentation, the learner should have an understanding of morphological presentation of scabies infection, and first line treatment. The learner should also have an understanding of nuance in morphological presentation and be able to broaden their differential diagnosis in patients presenting with presumed scabies infection.

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Surveillance and Reportable communicable diseases in Abu Dhabi

Surveillance and Reportable communicable diseases in Abu Dhabi

Surveillance, monitoring and reporting is some of the key elements in the prevention of spread in communicable diseases. In UAE particularly in Abu Dhabi, guidelines were laid in congruence with evidenced based practices internationally and are adapted to ensure maximum capabilities in the region. This course will assist healthcare practitioners determine the key elements in identifying and reporting cases to the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi.

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Basic Concepts in the Transmission of Communicable Diseases

Communicable disease means an illness caused by an infectious agent or its toxins that occurs through the direct or indirect transmission of the infective agent or its products, from an infected individual, another vector, or something in the environment, to a susceptible animal or human host. It is crucial for healthcare providers to understand the key concepts in the transmission of communicable diseases for a better outcome management.

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Epidemiology of Communicable Diseases

Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of health-related states or events in specified populations, and the application of this study to the control of health problems. It is important for healthcare providers to understand the epidemiology of communicable diseases in order to prevent it from spreading.

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Foodborne disease surveillance and outbreak investigations

Foodborne diseases are a serious public health issue causing 600 million illnesses per year and resulting in 33 million healthy life years lost, which is similar to the burden of malaria and tuberculous. This course will discuss foodborne disease surveillance and outbreak investigations, including the etiology of foodborne diseases, case definitions, epidemiological investigation methods and assessing ongoing risks.

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Fundamentals of outbreak response

The objective of this course is to strengthen participant basic knowledge and skills related to the investigation of communicable disease outbreaks affecting their country. This course will include 4 topics related to descriptive epidemiology, the steps taken in an outbreak investigation..

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Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is a highly contagious, short-term liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus. This course will help increase knowledge of healthcare professionals in prevention, diagnosis and treatment Hepatitis A.

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Tuberculosis – Directly Observed Treatment Program

What every healthcare professional and some specialist should know. Tuberculosis is a major public health threat and is the leading infectious disease cause of death worldwide.

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