At the end of this course, you will be able to:
Emerging and re-emerging viruses are key players among the different pathogens that have caused recent epidemics, as attested by several severe outbreaks affecting humans such as Ebola, chikungunya, influenza, Zika, dengue, SARS and MERS or outbreaks attacking animals such as rabies and bluetongue disease.
This MOOC aims to provide a fundamental knowledge about the different viruses that are involved in viral emergence and describes the associated molecular mechanisms and conditions that drive their emergence. Those range from viral mutations to climate change, the impact of urbanization to alterations in human behaviour.
Special attention is given to the global “One Health” approach. The MOOC also provides basic insights on viral epidemiology and outbreak modelling as well as on detection, early management and infection control mechanisms. It focuses on the scientific and medical measures to prevent and counteract the emergence or re-emergence of viruses, but it also brings a view about the response of governments and agencies such as the World Health Organization (WHO) to control the worldwide viral dissemination. The MOOC is built up on the profound expertise from international experts in the field of emerging and re-emerging viruses and takes advantage of the worldwide Institut Pasteur Network.
Finally, it should be emphasized that this MOOC illustrates the latest knowledge about the current SARS-CoV-2-Covid-19 pandemic. Here are presented data from Covid-19 virology, epidemiology and vaccinology, as well as the latest findings on the structural determinants of Covid-19 for the design of therapeutic monoclonal antibodies. The impact of Covid-19 infection on the central nervous system is also deciphered.
This MOOC is in a self-learning format and you can follow it at your own pace. Consequently, it does not give rise neither to a “qualifying” certificate nor to a follow-up certificate. The registration is free and not subject to any conditions.
This MOOC is organized in 8 chapters of 4 to 8 sessions each. Each session includes a short video and 2 multiple choice questions in English. There are 10 to 16 multiple choice questions at the end of each chapter. These questions will allow you to self-assess your understanding of the content of the MOOCs sessions. The videos are in English, subtitles in English and French are provided.
This MOOC provides a Forum exclusively dedicated to chapter 8 (SARS-CoV-2-Covid-19) where you will be able to submit any questions on this last chapter of the MOOC.
Please, join the “Covid-19 webinar” on September 14 at 2 p.m. During this webinar, Pasteurian scientists involved in chapter 8 of the MOOC, among others, will be able to provide answers to your questions from the Forum.
We recommend a good scientific background (such as a bachelor of life science).
The present broadcasting of the MOOC does not give rise to “qualifying” certificate or to a follow-up certificate.
For certification, see you on the first quarter of 2022, period during which the MOOC will be rebroadcasted along 2 months and certifying. Save the date now for this certifying rerun, and at the end of 2021 do not hesitate to check on FUN the rerun dates.
With the support of Fondation Ipsen under the aegis of Fondation de France
With the support of LabEx Integrative Biology of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IBEID)