Advisory Prerequisites: an introductory microbiology and immunology course or an introductory infectious disease course and an introductory non-communicable disease course.
Description: This course introduces the students to the etiology, pathogenesis, and the evolution of epidemiology of major infectious and non-communicable diseases. It discusses the links between major infectious and non-communicable diseases, including epidemiological evidence, the underlying mechanisms, and their public health implications.
Learning Objectives: 1. Gain an understanding of the international statistical classification of diseases and related health problems.
2. Describe the etiology, history, pathogenesis, and evolution of major infectious and non-infectious diseases in different populations.
3. Review epidemiological evidence for links between major infectious and non-communicable diseases
4. Identify methodologies required for studying links between infectious and non-communicable diseases and for exploring the underlying mechanisms of such links.
5. Discuss the public health implications of epidemiological transitions of human diseases and the infectious and non-communicable disease links.