Pandemics, sometimes referred to as pestilences, have affected humanity since the beginning of history. Multiple sources from many cultures of antiquity include accounts of mass contagions. Some pandemics have been so deadly that they are still remembered, such as the famous black plague of the Middle Ages. Today, the methods employed to study these contagions are more sophisticated, to the point that effective public health interventions can be implemented in time to avoid further spread of the causal pathogen.
In this course, the student will be given an overview of the epidemiological perspective on mass contagions, including a final discussion on the COVID-19 pandemic.
For optimal understanding, the student is required to be familiar with the basics of arithmetic and algebra. Since some concepts may be very abstract to some, it’s encouraged to rewatch some video lectures until the concepts are fully grasped.
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.