by Raywat Deonandan, PhD

Pandemics are defined as illnesses that spread over multiple countries or continents, affecting the entire world. The difference between outbreaks, epidemics, and pandemics is essential in understanding the impact these diseases have upon the world.

Previous knowledge of basic epidemiology and the characteristics of infectious microorganisms are needed in order to comprehend how these infectious illnesses are spread. In order to properly document and assess the spread of pandemics, basic concepts such as fatality rate, infection rate, and reproduction number are necessary.

COVID-19 or Coronavirus disease 2019 is the world’s latest pandemic. It will be used as an example and point of reference in order to explain these concepts and their significance. A solid grasp on the epidemiologic concepts behind spreading pandemics can help the world face, prevent, and control new infectious diseases.

Course Details

  • Videos 24
  • Duration 2:21 h
  • Quiz questions 66
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Your Educators of course Pandemics

 Raywat Deonandan, PhD

Raywat Deonandan, PhD

Dr. Raywat Deonandan is an Associate Professor of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa, an epidemiologist, a global health researcher, and best-selling novelist. His research interests include the epidemiological trends in global burdens of disease, the social and moral dimensions of risk perception, and other global health related topics. Furthermore, Dr. Deonandan is an award-winning journalist with features in the Toronto Star, the Huffington Post and other publications. Presently, he sits on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Society of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and is the founder and Executive Editor of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Health Sciences.
Dr. Deonandan is keenly interested in spreading knowledge about epidemiology globally, be it through social media or via innovative teaching metho

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