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How outbreaks unfold 

In this step Elizabeth Brickley (LSHTM) introduces the key features of detecting an outbreak. These include establishing and verifying an outbreak; developing and using a case definition; case finding; hypothesis …

History of disease outbreaks and their impact 

In this step, Jimmy Whitworth (LSHTM) explains the history of outbreaks, which has been traced back to Ancient Rome and Greece. This step covers the diseases that caused outbreaks historically …

Disease outbreaks today

In the previous step, you learned about the history of outbreaks globally and their impact. In this step, Jimmy Whitworth (LSHTM) and Zabulon Yoti (World Health Organization) explain the drivers …

Learning with us

If this is your first course, please review the ‘Using FutureLearn’ for an introduction to learning with FutureLearn. How will we learn? Throughout our three weeks together, we will use articles, …