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Infectious Diseases

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Infectious Diseases


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Vaccination- This interactive module helps understand how vaccines work, the historical developments of vaccines and their limitations.Time - 14 hours. Level- intermediate

MMR Vaccine (public health, private fears)- This inactive module helps the learner understand more of the scientific factors that relate to the dispute about the safety of the MMR vaccine in the UK. Time -20 hours. Level- intermediate


OpenCourseWare from the University of California includes a series of recorded lectures including:

Nasty Beasties: Computer-aided Drug Discovery for Infectious Diseases- Video-ed lecture (around 1hr), discussing pharma approaches to drugs design for various infectious diseases. Level- advanced

 ** Also add to research/ drug design/ development

First Distinguished Bristol-Myers Squibb Lecture in Immunology (Michael Camalan). Immunosupression: Cellular Choreography and Molecular Targeting. Level- advanced

Understanding the Role of Antibodies in Mother-to Child Transmission of HIV Using Nonhuman Primate Models (Nancy Haigwood) (around 1 hr). Level- advanced

California Department of Public Health and Pandemics: All Hands on Deck! (Mark Horton)(77 mins) A lecture discussing H1N1 effects in California and discussion. Level- intermediate

Cholera, Canker Rash and Consumption: historical epidemiology and nosology in Massachusetts, 1850-1920 (Alan C Swedlund) (60 mins). Level- intermediate  


TUFTS opencourseware

Microbiology course- pdf format slides on various topics including: Microbiology introduction, Structure of a Phagocyte, Intestinal protozoa, Fastidious Bacteria, Streptococcus lecture series.  Contains clinical cases. Level- intermediate

Pathophysiology of Infectious Diseases- Contains lecture slides and quizzes. The lectures contain no audio making their usability limited. Covers approaches to infectious diseases, fever, vaccines, skin and soft tissue infections, bacteraemia and infective endocarditis, acute and chronic meningitis, bone and joint, urinary tract, GI, pneumonia, tuberculosis, approach to opportunistic infection, hospital infections, emerging infectious diseases, viral meningitis and encephalitis and AIDS. Level- intermediate *add to physiology section also

4 Clinical Cases of HIV. Questions embedded in the cases. Separate answer sheet. Level- intermediate 


John Hopkins have uploaded a large amount of material to their opencourseware pages.

These include a number of lectures and material,on HIV/AIDS and infectious diseases:

Evaluating Therapies in Observational Studies: HAART to Heart Lessons from HIV/ AIDs (Stephen Gange)- a video lecture. Level- basic to intermediate

Sexual health, HIV/STI and Human Rights (Chris Beyrer) a video lecture. Level- intermediate


STI Prevention: Using epidemiology to Inform Policy and Program Lecture materials- mainly colourful pdf slides. No audio. Level- intermediate

The Basics

Lecture 1: Introduction to the Course: Housekeeping and How We Use Public Health (Althoff, Hogan, Schumacher)

Lecture 2: Epidemiologic Basis of STD Control: Introduction and STD Surveillance (Zenilman)

Lecture 3: STD Control: Introduction to Mathematical Models and STDs (Zenilman)

Lecture 4: Introduction to STI Policy and Programming (Hogan, Althoff, Schumacher)

STI Specific Epidemiology

Lecture 5: Gonorrhea and Chlamydia (Ghanem)

Lecture 6: Vaginitis and PID (Zenilman, Ghanem)

Lecture 7: Syphilis (Rompalo)

Lecture 8: Update on Genital Herpes (Rompalo)

Lecture 9: Genital Human Papillomavirus (Gravitt)

Lecture 10: HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections (Erbelding)

Lecture 11: STD Diagnostic Tests (Gaydos)

STI Policy and Program in Various Contexts

Lecture 12: Epidemiologic Basis for STI Policy and Programming: Interventions (Zenilman)

Lecture 13: STDs in the International Setting (Gray)

Lecture 14: Behavioral Interventions (Celentano)

Lecture 15: Adolescents and STIs (Ellen)

Summary: Development of STI Policy and Program

Lecture 16: Epidemiologic Basis for STI Policy and Programming: Development of Policy and Programming (Zenilman)


Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases Lecture materials- mainly colourful pdf slides. No audio. Level- intermediate

Lecture 1: Introduction to Infectious Disease Epidemiology (Nelson)

Lecture 2: Overview of Microbiology (Dick)

Lecture 3: The Molecular Epidemiology of Infectious Disease (Bishai)

Lecture 4: Modeling of Infectious Disease (Aron)

Lecture 5: Case-Control Studies (Nelson)

Lecture 6: Vaccines - Impact, Questions, and Challenges (Halsey)

Lecture 7: Measles (Moss)

Lecture 8: Disease Eradication (Nelson)

Lecture 9: Beyond Osler: The Past, Present, and Future of Infection Control (Perl)This lecture is not currently available.

Lecture 10: Nutrition & Infection in the Developing World (West)

Lecture 11: Epidemiology of Diarrheal Diseases (Black)

Lecture 12: TB Epidemiology (Chaisson)

Lecture 13: Influenza: Virus and Disease, Epidemics and Pandemics (Steinhoff)

Lecture 14: CNS Viral Infections (Johnson)

Lecture 15: Lyme Disease and Its Epidemiology (Griffin)

Lecture 16: Meningococcal Disease: Global Problem, Local Solutions (Steinhoff)

Lecture 17: Epidemiology and Control of Malaria (Morrow)

Lecture 18: STD Epidemiology (Zenilman)

Lecture 19: The Epidemiology of Hepatitis B and A Infections (Nelson)

Lecture 20: Hepatitis C and E (Nelson)


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