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Spring 2014
Sep 22, 2017
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EPI 260 - Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases
This course will cover selected topics and techniques in the use of dynamical models to study the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases. Class sessions will primarily consist of lectures and demonstrations of modeling techniques. Techniques will include design and construction of appropriate differential equation models, equilibrium and stability analysis, parameter estimation from epidemiological data, determination and interpretation of the basic reprodutive number of an infection, techniques for sensitivity analysis, and critique of model assumptions. Specific topics will include the use of age-seroprevalence data, the effects of population heterogeneity on transmission, stochastic models and the use of models for pathogens with multiple strains. This course is designed for students with a basic understanding of mathematical modeling concepts who want to develop models for their own work.

Course Note: Previous course in calculus is required
Course Prerequisite(s): EPI501 (may be taken concurrently)

2.500 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate - Non-Degree, Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Seminar

Epidemiology Department

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General Requirements:
Course or Test: EPI 501
Required Courses: 1
May not be taken concurrently. )

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