Disease Outbreaks in Low and Middle Income Countries (FutureLearn)

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Disease Outbreaks in Low and Middle Income Countries (FutureLearn)
Learn more about infectious disease outbreaks and why they occur, and explore the impact of disease outbreaks on global health. Explore infectious disease outbreaks and learn how to prepare for them. Recent outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases have shown we need to be able to coordinate responses to disease outbreaks at the regional, country and global health level.

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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.

You will learn from experts at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), a leading institution in the field and part of the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-PHRST).



What topics will you cover?

The course is divided into three broad sections:

- 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?


What will you achieve?

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


Who is the course for?

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.

Translations are available at the bottom of each step in French, Arabic, Spanish and Russian to assist learners with the course content.



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