Announcement – Short seminar “Infectious Disease Epidemiology” in Münster in March 2024

When? 04.-08.03.2024, Monday 12 noon to Friday 12 noon

Where? Institute for Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Münster

Who? The course is aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students with a background in medicine, biology, biostatistics or epidemiology and an interest in infectious diseases.

Costs? The course is free of charge (first come, first served).

Content description:

Infectious diseases continue to be one of the main causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. New pathogens continue to emerge, causing unforeseen outbreaks and leading to events such as the influenza pandemic in 2009, the Zika epidemic in 2016 and the current SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Epidemiology provides key tools for assessing and responding to these health threats in the population. This course introduces the aims and scope of infectious disease epidemiology through lectures and interactive practical exercises. We will discuss the key concepts of pathogen transmission dynamics, infectious disease surveillance and prevention and control strategies. In addition, students are introduced to the dynamic mathematical modeling of infectious diseases, with a focus on practical applications. The course is taught by lecturers from the University of Münster as well as external experts. All participants who attend the entire course and successfully complete the coursework will receive a certificate of attendance (2 ECTS credits).

Detailed information on course objectives, main topics and the software used can be found here.