case western reserve university

Framework Program for Global Health



INTH/EPBI 447:  Global Health: Outbreak Investigation in Real-Time


Days & Times: TBD

Meeting Dates: TBD

Units: 3 units

Section Capacity: 20

Instructor(s): Daniel Tisch, Ronald Blanton

This course provides a trans-cultural, trans-disciplinary, multimedia learning experience by analyzing historical and real-time data from the annual dengue endemics and sporadic epidemics in Puerto Rico and Brazil.  A rigorous problem-centered training in the epidemiology, prevention, treatment, and control of infectious diseases using real-time and historical surveillance data of endemic and epidemic Dengue in Bahia, Brazil.  This is an advanced epidemiology course in which core material will be primarily taught through reading assignments, class discussion, group projects, and class presentations.  The course will utilize the online web-based communication and learning technology to create a single classroom between the CWRU and international partners with unique and complementary skills.  In addition to joint classroom lectures across sites, student groups will also perform smaller-scale videoconference meetings for assigned group projects, thus creating strong international connections for the students, faculty, and our institutions.
Offered as: EPBI 447, INTH 447, and MPHP 447.