Free Ebola Online Course Offered by London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is launching a free online course about Ebola transmission, isolation and treatment.
The two-week course will begin on January 19, 2015.
The course will be taught from a range of academic disciplines with experts hailing from infectious disease epidemiology, anthropology, medicine and public health.
“This course is designed mainly for health professionals and students, though we hope it will be of wider interest, and is open to anyone with internet access,” the authors write.
Please find the course registration page.
The main course contributors include:
- Professor Judith Glynn, Lead Educator and Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology.
- Professor Peter Piot, Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, co-discovered the Ebola virus in 1976, was founding director of UNAIDS and Under Secretary-General of the United Nations and is currently Chair of the World Health Organization's scientific committee on Ebola.
- Professor David Heymann, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the School, Co-Chair of the WHO Director General’s advisory group on the Ebola response and Chair of Public Health England.
- Professor John Edmunds, Dean of the Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health at the School, member of the World Health Organization's scientific committee on Ebola, leading mathematical modelling of the epidemic.
- Dr Fred Martineau, paediatrician and researcher, coordinator for the Ebola Response Anthropology Platform.
- Dr Shunmay Yeung, paediatrician and health policy researcher, recently returned from working with Save the Children in Sierra Leone.
- Dr Olivier Le Polain, public health physician and epidemiologist, recently returned from working with Save the Children in Liberia.
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