Innocent Rwego, BVM, MS, PhD
Assistant Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, UMN
Lecturer, Department of Biological Sciences, Makerere University
Regional Technical Lead
USAID RESPOND, East Congo Basin Office
Carolyn Porta, PhD, MPH, RN, SANE-A, FAAN
Professor, School of Nursing
Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Public Health
Globally, emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases represent an increasing threat to humans, animals and biodiversity. Despite efforts to control these infectious diseases, there are still many challenges that public health specialists face in diagnosis, prevention and management of these diseases. An increase of rural to urban migration increases contact between people; more people are encroaching on habitats for wildlife and thus increasing chance for infectious disease transmission; and the world is becoming a global village making it possible to spread a disease within a short period of time. The course will review a series of current issues in control of emerging infectious diseases; define the risks factors associated with emergence and re-emergence of infectious diseases and serve as a forum for students to debate the controversies surrounding the control of these diseases in different cultures.
For more information: sph.umn.edu/public-health-institute
After completing the course, students will be able to:
- Describe the risk factors that lead to emergence and re-emergence of infectious diseases.
- Describe current research approaches to emerging infectious diseases and
- Evaluate, synthesize and present original research literature
Registration & Cancellation
The registration fee for this course is $595. You will receive an email letter outlining program logistics two weeks prior to the start of the course.
Requests for refunds will be honored in full if a written cancellation request is received prior to the course start date. An administration fee of $50 will be charged to all refund requests received after the first day of class. The Centers for Public Health Education and Outreach (CPHEO) reserves the right to cancel any course. In the event of a course cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund of the program registration fee. CPHEO is not responsible for refund of travel or other costs incurred by registrants.
The Centers for Public Health Education and Outreach will provide a certificate of attendance verifying 1.5 CEUs (15 contact hours) offered for this program. This course is eligible for 15 CPH recertification credits.
All courses are approved for CPH Recertification Credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.