Weekly study5 hours
Pathogen Genomics: A New Era in Global Health Surveillance and Strategy
Discover tools and resources to strengthen pathogen surveillance
Pathogen genomics is a powerful tool for understanding and managing infectious diseases. This approach can be decisive when monitoring pathogens of public health relevance.
On this three-week course taught by experts in pathogen genomics and epidemiology, you’ll review recent developments in genomic surveillance, and explore how these could inform public health actions.
Learn how genomic approaches could help tackle infectious diseases
Guided by an interdisciplinary team of specialists, you’ll learn how genomics has been used to investigate, monitor, and control infectious diseases.
You’ll cover key concepts in epidemiology and pathogen genomics, seeing how these apply to infectious disease surveillance and global health.
Discuss strategies for communicating genomic data to inform public health actions
When effectively interpreted and disseminated, scientific evidence can play a major role in shaping public health decisions and actions.
You’ll compare and critique strategies for communicating genomic data in an ethical and efficient way.
Harness scientific evidence to prepare for future global health threats
The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in a new era in pathogen surveillance. You’ll discuss how evidence from previous public health emergencies can be leveraged to prevent and control new crises.
By the end of the course, you’ll have a comprehensive understanding of genomic surveillance approaches and technologies. With this knowledge, you’ll be equipped to respond to future global health threats.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Describe basic concepts of epidemiology and pathogen genomics
- Identify key elements and tools to support a successful pathogen surveillance
- Interpret and discuss scientific evidence to inform the public health system
- Critique approaches used in global health surveillance
- Describe principles and procedures for responsible public communication of pathogen genomics information
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone interested in how pathogen genomics can enhance our understanding of infectious diseases, and inform public health policies.
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