List of Courses Offered

INFECTIOUS DISEASES COURSES
 

INFD5001                             Infectious Diseases in Public Health Practice
(Compulsory MPH Course)

Fall term                               1 unit

This course is designed to develop basic knowledge base in infectious diseases in the society, in contexts of causation, impacts, diagnosis and epidemiology.

INFD5002                             Topics in Infection and Microbiology I

TBC                                        2 units

This course is designed to strengthen knowledge in microbiology and infectious disease in public health contexts.
 

(Pre-requisite: Biomedical science background)
 

INFD5003                              Infectious Diseases of Public Health Importance: Epidemiology, Control and Policy

Spring term                          3 units

This course is designed to strengthen knowledge in microbiology and infectious diseases in public health contexts.
 

(Pre-requisite: INFD5001 or Biomedical science background)

INFD5004                              Infection Control in Health Care & Community Setting

Spring term                          2 units
 

Students would be introduced to the principles and practice of infection control in three settings - hospital and clinic, laboratory and the community, through a series of lectures and demonstration tailored to the needs of public health professionals. The course would emphasize on the development of a systematic approach to infection control practice.

 

(Pre-requisite: INFD5001 or Biomedical science background)

INFD5005                             Surveillance/ Outbreak Investigation/ Control

TBC                                        3 units

This is a project-based learning opportunity for exposing students to public health surveillance of infectious disease or outbreak investigations.

(Pre-requisite: Biomedical science background)

INFD5006                             Methods in Infectious Disease Epidemiology

TBC                                        2 units

This course is designed to consolidate the knowledgebase in infectious diseases epidemiology for application in public health practice.

(Pre-requisite: Biomedical science background)

INFD5007                             Application of GIS in Public Health

Summer term                     2 units

 

Geographical information system (GIS), Integrating cartography, statistical analysis, and database technology, has been widely applied in the study of public health, for example, disease surveillance, risk assessment, and decision making for public health practices. This course aims to offer a general introduction to GIS, including basic concepts, methodologies, and applications of GIS in public health issues.

No special prerequisite for this course. Class size can NOT be larger than 40.


 

INFD5801                               Major and Neglected Tropical Infectious Diseases of Poverty

Summer term                       1.5 units

This course serves as an introduction to the major tropical infectious diseases and neglected infectious diseases (NTD) of poverty, as well as the current control strategies at the global and regional levels.

 

(Pre-requisite: INFD5001 or Biomedical background)
 

INFD5802                               Introduction to Bioinformatics

Summer term                       1.5 units

This course serves as an introduction to the major tropical infectious diseases and neglected infectious diseases (NTD) of poverty, as well as the current control strategies at the global and regional levels. (Pre-requisite: INFD5001 or Biomedical background)
 

INFD6801                               Practicum on Infectious Diseases

Spring term                          1 unit

 

The course offers a practical learning opportunity to students who are interested in the public health management and control of infectious diseases in local context. Through the 1.5-day visit (9 hours) to the Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health, students would be supervised and guided by the Course coordinator with a tutorial followed by all visits.

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