University of Washington School of Public Health

Outbreak Investigation & Response - EPI 201


Take a step into the world of an outbreak investigator! Learn how disease outbreaks – such as Ebola, food-borne illnesses, and pandemic flu – start, spread, and are detected and investigated.  You will explore the social and environmental factors that influence outbreaks, the agencies and systems in place to manage outbreak response, and the role of communications, law, and government.  This course uses a combination of lectures, case studies, discussions, and popular media.

Lectures, case studies, discussion, and popular media

EPI 201 is a great addition to public health and pre-med coursework. No prerequisites and all majors are encouraged to enroll.  Areas of Knowledge: I&S, NW, & QSR.  Basic math skills are required.

Instructor: Janet Baseman

Lecture: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:00-11:20  |  Quiz: Friday, 11:30-12:20 or 12:30-1:20  |  5 credits  |  SLN 14070  

T,Th 10:00-11:20 AM (HSB T625) Quiz sections:
F 11:30-12:20 PM & 12:30-1:20 PM (HSB T639 & T625)

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