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ペンシルベニア州立大学(The Pennsylvania State University) による Epidemics - the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases の受講者のレビューおよびフィードバック



Not so long ago, it was almost guaranteed that you would die of an infectious disease. In fact, had you been born just 150 years ago, your chances of dying of an infectious disease before you've reached the tender age of 5 would have been extremely high. Since then, science has come a long way in understanding infectious diseases - what they are, how they spread, and how they can be prevented. But diseases like HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis, or the flu are still major killers worldwide, and novel emerging diseases are a constant threat to public health. In addition, the bugs are evolving. Antibiotics, our most potent weapon against bacterial infections, are losing their power because the bacteria are becoming resistant. In this course, we'll explore the major themes of infectious diseases dynamics. After we’ve covered the basics, we'll be looking at the dynamics of the flu, and why we're worried about flu pandemics. We'll be looking at the dynamics of childhood diseases such as measles and whooping cough, which were once considered almost eradicated, but are now making a comeback. We'll explore Malaria, and use it as a case study of the evolution of drug resistance. We'll even be looking at social networks - how diseases can spread from you to your friends to your friends' friends, and so on. And of course we’ll be talking about vaccination too. We’ll also be talking about how mobile phones, social media and crowdsourcing are revolutionizing disease surveillance, giving rise to a new field of digital epidemiology. And yes, we will be talking about Zombies - not human zombies, but zombie ants whose brains are hijacked by an infectious fungus. We're looking forward to having you join us for an exciting course!...




Can't fault this course at all and nor would I want to. Very interesting, brilliantly presented and the range of experts really enhanced it. It was engaging and made me keen to find out more.



great course and its intensive learning . One might think its just another course . However, one needs to follow all the lectures and notes closely to be able to pass all their assignments .


Epidemics - the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases: 51 - 75 / 358 レビュー

by Lucie G


This course is very interesting and gives a good overview of tzhe topic of infectious disease. It tlaks about a lot of different aspects which is very interesting. I also like the fact that they used a lot of exapmles, which make the topic more understandable.

by Dyllon L


Very thorough and interactive. I appreciate the expertise from multiple backgrounds, which has allowed me, as someone inexperienced in epidemiology, to have a general understanding of the topic. Thank-you and I look forward to seeing more content from you!

by Shreya B


A very informative course, which will provide you the details about the epidemics, different diseases, its prevention, vaccination, control measures etc.

Also deals with some part of plant diseases like Irish potato famine, its eradication, elimination.

by Jennifer R


Really excellent course, the animations and narrative style really made the topics engaging. It was a nice thorough overview that was detailed enough to be relevant and useful, but not too technical for those early in their journey to understand.

by Cássio G d O


This course shows how complexity is dynamics, and I´m not ironic at all. I loved the interaction with differents subjects, in this course you will see since translation problem throught how a virus interact with a human cell and everything conect

by Mario C


Recently graduated with a bachelor's degree in Public Health Science, I have greatly enjoyed this course to review and gain a deeper understanding of infectious diseases. There are great real world examples and easy to digest informative videos.

by Ameya T


Very innovative teaching methods with very interesting graphics. You don't see such a welcoming teaching method in India. I enjoyed the course thoroughly. Being a future scientist, I hope the diseases we hear of today are completely eradicated.

by Charles B


I learned much more than I expected and will continue to explore epidemiology because of this course. I am 78 years old and a retired clinical pharmacist but still find things like this subject fascinating. Thanks to the faculty...well done

by Vanessa S


This course has been very wonderful. It jas really helped me in my future career in Microbiology. I have learned alot abkut how pathogens function and how otber factors such as community, R0 and such come into play. I havr learned alot.

by Ayolola E


This course was very relevant amidst the COVID-19 pandemic (even though it was produced before) and provided key information in a very accessible way. I also found the course was well-paced and different modules linked together well.

by Ondiegi B M


The faculty discussion is indepth and more practical, the implication of both behavioural and biological approaches to infectious diseases, i apprecciate the dynamics in decision making on whom to vaccinate( the stochastic dynamics)

by Tarek A E M


very very very useful course

i can not imagine that i can get all those data from one course although epidemiology is my specialitiy

the group discussion in the videos is very interesting

i also read some papers related to the subject

by Enrico P


Great course, great teachers. Mind opening and complete. Being a researcher and computer scientists I would have appreciated some insight on model equations, but this is something definitely I can easily do by myself now. Thanks!

by Giorgia B


I loved it. It's complete in every aspect, it explains deeply the whole problem of epidemics but at the same time it's not too difficult from who comes from different fields rather than medicine or biology. Really awesome course.

by Gina B


Really enjoyed the course format, information presented and the videos were fantastic. The discussions were lively and interesting as well . Had a great time learning about what may be the next big disaster heading our way!

by Kathy T


Top notch professors, amazing that you can get so much up-to-date relevant scientific information in a single course. Awesome course, recommend it for anyone remotely interested in health, disease, biology, social science.

by Dr. C R


Great overview of a trending topic with in-depth and insightful information relevant to today’s healthcare challenges. Course is well thought out, and professionally presented by a group of dedicated scholars...well done!

by Monika D


I really like the way the videos are prepared. It had to take a lot of work, but I love those drawings. It makes it look alive. I like the content as well. It is well structured and well presented. Thank you so much!!!!

by Jordan A


As a PhD student with knowledge on bacterial infections but little knowledge on viral infections and epidemiology, I found this really interesting. I very much enjoyed the course. Would highly recommend to a colleague.

by Arinze E


Thank You for this course, it really helped me develop more indepth understanding of the Epidemics of Infectious Diseases. (I was particularly surprised with the "Zombie lecture" - Amazing!)

Thank You Eversomuch!

by Tarik A S


Epidemics - the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases by The Pennsylvania State University is one best courses on Coursera I have ever taken. It helps in identifying infectious diseases and their subsequent eradication.

by Richard E


Really fantastic overview of the subject. Lots of resources. Good tests to check on knowledge. The lecturers are interesting and engaging, and also incredibly prescient about our current (pandemic) situation.

by James A M


This class was very informational and I learned a lot. The instructors did an amazing job breaking things down. I would definitely recommend this class for anyone wanting a challenging yet rewarding course.

by Robin B


So much current, usable, high quality education in this course. I will be watching future classes offered by these Professors. Thank you for your dedication to educate us in the subjects of your expertise!

by Saikrishna S


The course covered a lot of interesting concepts and beautifully explained the theories of disease dynamics, their prevention, better management of epidemics and various mathematical modeling of diseases.