Compartmental modelling is a cornerstone of mathematical modelling of infectious diseases and this course will introduce some of the basic concepts in building compartmental models, including how to interpret and represent rates, durations and proportions. You'll learn to place the mathematics to one side and concentrate on gaining intuition into the behaviour of a simple epidemic, and be introduced to further basic concepts of infectious disease epidemiology, such as the basic reproduction number (R0) and its implications for infectious disease dynamics. To express the mathematical underpinnings of the basic drivers that you study, you'll use the simple SIR model, which, in turn, will help you examine different scenarios for reproduction numbers. Susceptibility to infection is the fuel for an infectious disease, so understanding the dynamics of susceptibility can offer important insights into epidemic dynamics, as well as priorities for control.
Dieser Kurs ist Teil der Spezialisierung Spezialisierung Infectious Disease Modelling
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Was Sie lernen werden
Construct valid mathematical models capturing the natural history of a given infectious disease
Interpret compartmental models in terms of rates, proportions and delays
Describe the fundamental processes driving the dynamics of an SIR epidemic and show their relation to important concepts
Explain mechanisms by which susceptibility can change over time and develop a simple SIR model to account for these under given parameters
Kompetenzen, die Sie erwerben
- Mathematical Model
- Infectious Diseases
Beginnen Sie damit, auf Ihren Master-Abschluss hinzuarbeiten.
Lehrplan - Was Sie in diesem Kurs lernen werden
Modelling the Basics
Anatomy of an Epidemic
Combining Modelling and Insights
Dynamics of Susceptibles
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Top-Bewertungen von DEVELOPING THE SIR MODEL
A very good course. The right balance between epidemiology knowledge and developer skills. Video lessons were short and lucid. R orientation and notebooks were great.
Nice course, good balance of videos and independent work. I have a question! What coding language is used in the etivities? Please help - no replies on the forums sadly! Thanks
Great course if you want to start learning about the epidemiology of infectious diseases and how to code SIR models in R. Good job!!!
It might have been more prudent to allow the solutions to be looked at only after the student at least tries to answer the questions on their own and perhaps get some minimum percentage correct.
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