Mathematical epidemiology

Entry requirements: Basic knowledge of the calculus, probability theory and statistics

Credits: 5

Semester: 3

Course: Elective

Language of the course: English

Objectives

To get the idea of the history of mathematical epidemiology and its actual aims, to observe and apply the mathematical apparatus intended for solving the problems of epidemiology.

Contents

Introduction to mathematical epidemiology. Simple epidemiological models and their application. Models with host heterogeneities. Multi-pathogen and multi-host models. Stochastic dynamics. Spatial models. Controlling infectious diseases.

Format

Lectures and practice assignments

Assessment

The assessment is based on the weekly assignments, group work, individual work and final exam. Attendance to the first lecture is
required.