Public health approaches to infectious disease
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  • 2013-01-18T11:30:00.000Z
  • 2013-10-17T09:00:00.000Z
  • 2013-12-05T18:53:43.000Z
  • 2016-03-03T11:22:00.000Z
  • 2016-03-03T11:33:12.000Z
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  • Public health approaches to infectious disease
  • Public Health Approaches to Infectious Disease
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  • Public health approaches to infectious disease
  • Public Health Approaches to Infectious Disease
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  • This unit reviews the current global burden of infectious disease, the public health strategies that are reducing the impact of some major infections and the challenges facing national and international organisations in preventing illness and death caused by bacteria, viruses and parasites.<link rel="canonical" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/science-maths-technology/science/public-health-approaches-infectious-disease/content-section-0" /> First published on Fri, 18 Jan 2013 as <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/science-maths-technology/science/public-health-approaches-infectious-disease/content-section-0">Public health approaches to infectious disease</a>. To find out more visit The Open University's <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ole-home-page">Openlearn</a> website. Creative-Commons 2013
  • This free course, Public health approaches to infectious disease, reviews the current global burden of infectious disease, the public health strategies that are reducing the impact of some major infections and the challenges facing national and international organisations in preventing illness and death caused by bacteria, viruses and parasites. <link rel="canonical" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/science-maths-technology/science/public-health-approaches-infectious-disease/content-section-0" /> First published on Thu, 03 Mar 2016 as <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/science-maths-technology/science/public-health-approaches-infectious-disease/content-section-0">Public health approaches to infectious disease</a>. To find out more visit The Open University's <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ole-home-page">Openlearn</a> website. Creative-Commons 2016
  • <p>This course focuses on the strategies available in the twenty-first century to tackle major infectious diseases, including pneumonia, diarrhoea, malaria, HIV/AIDS, measles, tuberculosis and infections of the newborn. Infection poses a major threat to public health all over the world, but it disproportionately affects children in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), where pneumonia and diarrhoeal diseases are the two largest causes of death among those under five years old. </p><p>The aim of the course is to give you clear insights and memorable examples of:</p><ul class="oucontent-bulleted"><li>the importance of surveillance and mapping of infectious disease outbreaks in human populations and their impact on human lives</li><li>the biological, socioeconomic and other circumstances influencing the transmission of pathogenic (disease-causing) bacteria, viruses and parasites</li><li>the success of some low-cost, community based public health campaigns to prevent, treat or control infections, illustrated by a video of a unique rural health programme in Ethiopia and a case study of how guinea worm disease has been brought to the brink of global eradication</li><li>the challenges that must be overcome in order to make further progress in reducing the burden of infectious disease and meeting the associated Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)agreed by the international community in 2000.</li></ul><p>This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course : <span class="oucontent-linkwithtip"><a class="oucontent-hyperlink" href="http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/sk320.htm?LKCAMPAIGN=ebook_&amp;MEDIA=ou">SK320 <i>Infectious disease and public health</i></a></span>.</p>
  • This free course, Public health approaches to infectious disease, reviews the current global burden of infectious disease, the public health strategies that are reducing the impact of some major infections and the challenges facing national and international organisations in preventing illness and death caused by bacteria, viruses and parasites. <link rel="canonical" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/science-maths-technology/science/public-health-approaches-infectious-disease/content-section-0" /> First published on Fri, 18 Jan 2013 as <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/science-maths-technology/science/public-health-approaches-infectious-disease/content-section-0">Public health approaches to infectious disease</a>. To find out more visit The Open University's <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ole-home-page">Openlearn</a> website. Creative-Commons 2013
  • <p>This unit focuses on the strategies available in the twenty-first century to tackle major infectious diseases, including pneumonia, diarrhoea, malaria, HIV/AIDS, measles, tuberculosis and infections of the newborn. Infection poses a major threat to public health all over the world, but it disproportionately affects children in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), where pneumonia and diarrhoeal diseases are the two largest causes of death among those under five years old. </p><p>The aim of the unit is to give you clear insights and memorable examples of:</p><ul class="oucontent-bulleted"><li>the importance of surveillance and mapping of infectious disease outbreaks in human populations and their impact on human lives</li><li>the biological, socioeconomic and other circumstances influencing the transmission of pathogenic (disease-causing) bacteria, viruses and parasites</li><li>the success of some low-cost, community based public health campaigns to prevent, treat or control infections, illustrated by a video of a unique rural health programme in Ethiopia and a case study of how guinea worm disease has been brought to the brink of global eradication</li><li>the challenges that must be overcome in order to make further progress in reducing the burden of infectious disease and meeting the associated Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)agreed by the international community in 2000.</li></ul><p>This unit is an adapted extract from The Open University course <span class="oucontent-linkwithtip"><a class="oucontent-hyperlink" href="http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/sk320.htm">SK320 <i>Infectious disease and public health</i></a></span>.</p>
  • This unit reviews the current global burden of infectious disease, the public health strategies that are reducing the impact of some major infections and the challenges facing national and international organisations in preventing illness and death caused by bacteria, viruses and parasites.<link rel="canonical" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/science-maths-technology/science/public-health-approaches-infectious-disease/content-section-0" /> First published on Thu, 17 Oct 2013 as <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/science-maths-technology/science/public-health-approaches-infectious-disease/content-section-0">Public health approaches to infectious disease</a>. To find out more visit The Open University's <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ole-home-page">Openlearn</a> website. Creative-Commons 2013
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