Explore disease outbreaks and outbreak preparedness
Recent outbreaks of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases have shown we need to be able to coordinate responses to disease outbreaks at the regional, country and global level.
On this course you will explore disease outbreaks, discovering what outbreaks are and why they matter as well as the different responses to such outbreaks. You will also consider the future of outbreak preparedness.
Through the course you will learn from experts at LSHTM, a leading institution in the field and part of the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-PHRST) partnership.
What topics will you cover?
The course is divided into three broad sections:
- What are outbreaks and why do they matter?
- How do we prepare and respond to outbreaks?
- What is the future of outbreak preparedness and response?
When would you like to start?
Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.
Who is the course for?
This course is for those interested in, studying or working in global and public health. This includes government stakeholders; health practitioners and NGO employees – particularly those working in countries regularly affected by infectious disease outbreaks.
Translations are available at the bottom of each step in French, Arabic, Spanish and Russian to assist learners with the course content.
Who developed the course?
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world leader in research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Its mission is to improve health and health equity worldwide.