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Epidemics (Coursera)

“If history is our guide, we can assume that the battle between the intellect and will of the human species and the extraordinary adaptability of microbes will be never-ending.” Despite all the remarkable technological breakthroughs that we have made over the past few decades, the threat from infectious [...]

High Level Biocontainment for Healthcare Facilities (Coursera)

The goal of this 4-week course is to equip learners to safely care for a patient infected with a pathogen requiring high-level biocontainment. This can be accomplished in any healthcare facility given the correct approach and protocols.

Metagenomics applied to surveillance of pathogens and antimicrobial resistance (Coursera)

The field of metagenomics and whole community sequencing is a promising area to unravel the content of microbial communities and their relationship to disease and antimicrobial resistance in the human population. Bioinformatic tools are extremely important for making sense out of metagenomics data, by estimating the presence of [...]

Molecular Biology: How to Detect Pathogens in Aquaculture (FutureLearn)

Gain an introduction to pathogens as you learn how to use PCR to analyse DNA and identify infectious diseases. On this four-week course, you’ll learn how to perform different molecular biology techniques for effective aquatic pathogen detection. Using white shrimp as your test subject, you’ll develop the skills to [...]

Pathogen Genomics: A New Era in Global Health Surveillance and Strategy (FutureLearn)

Learn how genomics can help contain infectious diseases, prevent future global health threats, and better protect public health. On this three-week course taught by experts in pathogen genomics and epidemiology, you’ll review recent developments in genomic surveillance, and explore how these could inform public health [...]