At the end of this course, you will be able to:
We live in a highly interconnected world, where infectious diseases find opportunities to spread globally, like never before in the history of mankind. This raises new challenges in public health for epidemiologists, medical doctors and biologists alike, engaged in the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. Mathematical and computational models can contribute in this cross-disciplinary, concerted effort. They can make short-term predictions on how epidemics progress, help analyze scenarios on epidemic outcome and inform about the impact of public health interventions.
This MOOC is composed of 5 teaching chapters. Each chapter has 1 to 7 sequences. Each sequence consists of a video of about 10 minutes and a MCQ so that students can test their knowledge. The videos are in English with French and English subtitles.
We recommend a good scientific background (such as a bachelor of life science).
To follow this course, you can choose between two options:
- The Discovery Course gives access to videos, quizzes and discussions in the forum. No certificate is issued for this course. Registration is free.
- The Qualifying Course leads to a certificate. In addition to the activities of the Discovery Course, you will have to take a one-hour supervised distance learning exam, consisting of 30 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and obtaining 18 correct answers. The registration fee for the Qualifying Course is 150€.
Successful completion of the Qualifying Course gives you the opportunity to apply for the Institut Pasteur Online Diploma of Infectious Diseases (DNM2IP), which consists of 5 certificates to Institut Pasteur MOOCs on infectious diseases. To learn more, visit the Institut Pasteur's web page dedicated to this diploma.
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