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PHLT Courses:
PHLT 8072 - Communicable Disease Epidemiology

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5 credits

This course covers principles and methods of communicable disease epidemiology. Topics include history of communicable disease control, infectious disease definitions and terminology, the epidemiologic triad, dynamics of transmission, laboratory diagnosis, outbreak investigations, disease surveillance, immunity, vaccines, and pandemics. Case studies are used to investigate vaccine-preventable diseases, respiratory diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, zoonotic diseases, diarrheal diseases, and antibiotic resistant infections.


  • PHLT 8520
  • PHLT 8522
  • PHLT 8066
*Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an enrollment specialist [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information or visit School of Lifelong Learning for more information.