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Course Overview

Recent outbreaks of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases have shown we need to be able to coordinate responses to disease outbreaks at the regional, country and global level.

On this course you will explore disease outbreaks, discovering what outbreaks are and why they matter as well as the different responses to such outbreaks. You will also consider the future of outbreak preparedness. Through the course you will learn from experts at LSHTM, a leading institution in the field and part of the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-PHRST) partnership.

  • What are outbreaks and why do they matter?
  • How do we prepare and respond to outbreaks?
  • What is the future of outbreak preparedness and response?

This course is for those interested in, studying or working in global and public health. This includes government stakeholders; health practitioners and NGO employees – particularly those working in countries regularly affected by infectious disease outbreaks.

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
  • Describe and define what outbreaks are and their impacts
  • Describe how we prepare for and respond to outbreaks
  • Explore future approaches to outbreak preparedness and response