In a world ever more connected, and inhabited by an increasing human population, the number of infectious disease outbreaks is rising. Understanding the epidemiology of viruses, bacteria, and parasites is crucial for the design of strategies to interrupt transmission. This course will provide an overview on models to study infectious disease dynamics, the impact on society, and the response of society to pandemic.
Pioneer Open Summer Study (POSS) is completely independent from the Pioneer Research Program. Students who participate in POSS CANNOT list POSS as a Pioneer Research Program credit in their college applications for the following reasons:
This course will require critical thinking, the development of scientific research skills, as well as developing oral and written communication skills. Students will examine data sets about infectious disease and draw conclusions from the data. It will require students to work in teams to create a final presentation about their selected topic.
About Professor David Veselik:
The final presentation will require for the students to work in teams to:
To be eligible to participate in Pioneer Open Summer Study, the following requirements must be met: