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
  • Articles 0


Your Educators of course Pandemics

 Raywat Deonandan, PhD

Raywat Deonandan, PhD

Dr. Raywat Deonandan is a Global Health Epidemiologist and an Associate Professor of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa, Canada.
He obtained his PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the University of Western Ontario in 2001. He is also the founder and Executive Editor of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Health Sciences, and an award-winning author and journalist.
Dr. Deonandan embraces new media to engage in public education and co-hosts a science education podcast. In 2016, he received the OCUFA Teaching Award, the highest professorial teaching honour in Ontario.
Within Lecturio, he teaches courses on Epidemiology and Biostatistics."

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By Ismael V. on 07. July 2021 for Pandemics

Bien explicados los conceptos. Esquemas claros y fáciles de entender. Debiera ser un curso aplicable a muchas instituciones de salud para que se entienda mejor la actual pandemia de COVID 19.