Courses Taught by Zhenhua Yang

EPID513: Vaccine in Public Health

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Winter term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Yang, Zhenhua (Residential);
  • Last offered Winter 2020
  • Prerequisites: PUBHLTH370 or EPID512
  • Description: This course introduces essential vaccinology, covering pre-clinical vaccine development, clinical trials, new vaccine licensing, immunization program design and evaluation. It also introduces population transmission dynamics concepts, and the impact of pathogen and human population diversity on vaccination. Recent advancements in major types of non-infectious vaccines will also be discussed.
  • This course is cross-listed with in the PUBHLTH413 department.

EPID680: Hospital Epidemiology I

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Winter term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Yang, Zhenhua (Residential);
  • Last offered Winter 2020
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: The course provides an overview and essential knowledge in hospital epidemiology. It covers healthcare associated infection surveillance, prevention, and control, healthcare outcome assessment, and healthcare employee health promotion. The course also discusses important emerging issues in healthcare settings, which include antibiotics resistance, emerging infectious diseases, and biological disaster preparedness.
Concentration Competencies that EPID680 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
EPID Hospital and Molecular Epidemiology MPH Apply epidemiologic principles to the design and implementation of interventions in a healthcare setting EPID680
EPID Hospital and Molecular Epidemiology MPH Apply principles of antibiotic stewardship EPID680

PUBHLTH407: Links between Infectious and Non-Communicable Diseases

  • Undergraduate level
  • Residential
  • Fall term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Yang, Zhenhua (Residential);
  • Not offered 2021-2022
  • Prerequisites: PUBHLTH370 (or equivalent)
  • 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.
  • Syllabus for PUBHLTH407

PUBHLTH413: Vaccines in Public Health

  • Undergraduate level
  • Residential
  • Fall term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Yang, Zhenhua (Residential);
  • Prerequisites: PUBHLTH370 or permission of the instructor
  • Advisory Prerequisites: Introductory Infectious Disease Courses
  • Description: This course introduces essential vaccinology, covering pre-clinical vaccine development, clinical trials, new vaccine licensing, immunization program design and evaluation. It also introduces population transmission dynamics concepts, and the impact of pathogen and human population diversity on vaccination. Recent advancements in major types of non-infectious vaccines will also be discussed.
  • Learning Objectives: To gain an understanding of how new knowledge generated from epidemiological studies from different populations, basic biomedical science research, and health policy assessment, along with the development of new technology, can jointly inform and impact the development of new vaccines for the prevention of different types of diseases, including both infectious and non-infectious diseases. to be familiar with the essential steps involved in developing a new vaccine. to understand important factors that affect the efficacy, effectiveness, and the public acceptance of vaccination.
  • Syllabus for PUBHLTH413