Course Category: communicable

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. By the end of this course, each participant should be able to: Apply an advanced …

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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 …

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Malaria surveillance and control

Course Description: 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Basic Concepts in the Transmission of Communicable Diseases

About the Instructor Dr. John Gerrard Associate Professor John Gerrard is the Director of Infectious Diseases at the Gold Coast University Hospital in Queensland, Australia.  He has over 30 years’ experience in Clinical Infectious Diseases and outbreak management in Australia, as well as the United Kingdom, West Africa and Japan.    His research interests include …

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Epidemiology of Communicable Diseases

About the Instructors Dr. John Gerrard Josifini Talahiwa Baba Associate Professor John Gerrard is the Director of Infectious Diseases at the Gold Coast University Hospital in Queensland, Australia.  He has over 30 years’ experience in Clinical Infectious Diseases and outbreak management in Australia, as well as the United Kingdom, West Africa and Japan.  His research …

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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 …

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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, the use of analytical epidemiology efforts for use in outbreak investigations, and an overview …

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Hepatitis A

The objective of this course is to guide health professionals in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of hepatitis A infection. It will review the epidemiology and transmission of hepatitis A infection, the diagnosis and management of hepatitis A infection, followed by a section on prevention of hepatitis A infection, including prevention considerations for the healthcare …

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