The word "outbreak" generates several reactions, often including fear. However, the rich history of outbreaks and the interdisciplinary perspectives required for their understanding set the stage for exciting discussions!
In this course, participants will evaluate disease outbreaks from multiple perspectives, including the biology of the infectious agent, clinical implications, and social/economic/political factors. This course will be inquiry-guided, and participants will create and share resources. The instructor will not generally be "presenting material" but instead providing the structure in which students will be guided to investigate the issues from multiple perspectives through the use of case studies, primary and secondary literature, student-driven research and presentations, and concept mapping.