Pathogens, Plagues, and Patient Zero: Historical Epidemiology
From the Black Death to smallpox to HIV/AIDS and the Ebola virus, infectious diseases have profoundly affected human history and shaped the progress of societies. Evaluate, track, and analyze the impact of major epidemics throughout the ages. Study modern epidemiological techniques in a classroom setting. Learn the basic concepts and techniques behind recognizing and fighting pandemics, then apply this knowledge to historic epidemics as a foundation for developing modeling techniques that fight modern disease. Learn how the media and organizations like the World Health Organization and Center for Disease Control all play a role in fighting these major threats to our survival.