Modern Pandemics and EpidemicsSemester Course

DIS Stockholm, Elective Course, Modern Pandemics and Epidemics
Major Discipline(s)
Global Health, Pre-Medicine / Health Science, Public Health
New Course Note
This course starts in Fall 2021.
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

Pandemics like COVID-19, HIV and, even earlier, the Spanish Flu, profoundly impacted approaches to public health strategies, medical research, and clinical care. Using disease-specific case studies, explore the core concepts of pandemics and epidemics and consider the roles of various stakeholders in slowing their progression. Discuss the global rise of non-communicable diseases, such as obesity, and how they challenge our traditional understanding of pandemics and epidemics as rooted in infectious disease.