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Public Health & Global Change

Public Health & Global Change

Week 1 - Public Health Surveillance and Applications

The course should prepare students by increasing their knowledge in:

  • The relationship between public health policy and public health surveillance 
  • Characteristics and function of public health surveillance – infectious diseases, injury, chronic diseases, risk factors and behaviors, environmental
  • Epidemiological methods used in public health surveillance
  • Applications of public health surveillance –monitoring of health events, policy making, detection of outbreaks/epidemics, preventive and control actions

The course should increase student’s skills in:

  • Public health surveillance data collection and quality
  • The analyses of trends and patterns in the occurrence of health events
  • Outbreak investigation
  • Cluster investigation
  • Public health program development
  • Evaluation of public health programs
  • Evaluation of public health surveillance systems


Prof. Eduardo J. Simoes
University of Missouri, USA


Prof. Andreas Schmid
University of Bayreuth

Week 2 - Global Change

This part of the course should prepare students by increasing their knowledge in:

  • Understanding ecosystem and human health.
  • Addressing the ecological determinants of health.
  • Understanding the influences of global climate change on human health.
  • Identifying the relationship between extreme weather events and infectious disease emergence.
  • Understanding the effect of global change on health finance.

This part of the course should increase student’s skills in:

  • Digital surveillance and reporting of infectious disease events.
  • Digital surveillance and reporting of disease vectors in vector-borne disease systems.
  • Analyses of Global change and health connections.
  • Ecological modeling for disease forecast studies.
  • Modeling the impact of climate change on infectious disease occurrence.
  • Modeling the distributional potential of different components of transmission cycle in vector-borne disease systems.


Dr. Abdallah Samy
Ain Shams University of Kairo, Egypt


Dr. Stephanie Thomas
University of Bayreuth

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