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28873-01 - Vorlesung mit Übungen: Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases 2 KP

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2020
Angebotsmuster Jedes Frühjahrsem.
Dozierende Nakul Chitnis (nakul.chitnis@unibas.ch)
Melissa Penny (melissa.penny@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt Many infectious diseases are characterized by complex transmission dynamics, making it difficult to predict the effects of interventions. Mathematical models can assist in making such predictions and facilitate decision making for prevention and control.

In this course, students receive an introduction to the principles of infectious disease modeling. The lecture requires an understanding of basic calculus and it will be necessary during the course to manipulate equations and implement them in software. The course is suitable for students interested in the general principles of pathogen modeling as well as those who intend to carry out projects in this area.
Lernziele To understand the differences between deterministic and stochastic models of transmission; the relationships between mathematical modeling and statistical analysis; and the relevance of these methods to different problems in infectious disease epidemiology. To understand the basic principles and applicability of mass action models of infectious disease transmission; the meaning of quantities measuring pathogen transmission, including the force of infection, basic reproductive number, and vectorial capacity, and their importance for disease control. To understand and learn to formulate simple compartment models and implement them in a computer package.
Bemerkungen Methods: Lectures, extended exercises
26 May: lecture will take place in room Lhotse


Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz


Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 18.02.2020 – 26.05.2020
Zeit Dienstag, 09.15-11.00 Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute, Kilimanjaro

26 May will take place in room Lhotse

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Module Doktorat Epidemiologie: Empfehlungen (Promotionsfach Epidemiologie)
Lehrveranstaltungen Masterstudium Infektionsbiologie (Masterstudium: Infektionsbiologie)
Modul: Advances in Epidemiology, Statistics and Global & Public Health (Masterstudium: Epidemiologie)
Modul: Fields: Public Health and Social Life (Master Studiengang African Studies)
Modul: Research Skills (Master Studiengang African Studies)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Assignments, presentation and attendance
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung An-/Abmelden: Belegen resp. Stornieren der Belegung via MOnA
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala Pass / Fail
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Philosophisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, studiendekanat-philnat@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Schweizerisches Tropen- und Public Health-Institut