The Master of Public Health students have been undertaking the Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases module from 16 July – 3 August. The students will gain an understanding of the nature of policy, its processes and contexts in informing health systems. In this course, students are oriented to a number of important viral and bacterial diseases, disease, distribution, surveillance and control strategies that are prevalent in developing countries.
As part of the experiential hands on learning, students undertake field visits to ICDDR’s famous Matlab surveillance area and BRAC’s DOTS Tuberculosis and Malaria Control programme, and learn implementation of epidemiological studies on infectious diseases. The course was taught by guest faculty Dr. Richard A. Cash (Senior Lecturer: Global Health, Ethics in Research, Infectious Diseases, Harvard University) and Dr. Stephen P. Luby (Professor of Medicine: Innovation in Global Health, Disease Control and Infectious Diseases, Stanford University).