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Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 4-6 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Introduction to Ebola

Upon completion of this module, learners will be able to: Review the state of global public health prior to the 2014 Ebola epidemic. Explore the etiology of Ebola and other viral hematic fevers. Explain the epidemiology of the 2014 Ebola epidemic and why this outbreak is different than previous ones. Explain why tropical forest-associated zoonotic pathogens like Ebola are emerging at an ever-increasing rate. Recognize drivers of disease spillover from wildlife to people and discuss how to mitigate disease spillover....
Reading
7 videos (Total 152 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
The State of Global Health Pre-Ebola, Part 122m
The State of Global Health Pre-Ebola, Part 214m
Epidemiology & Virology of Ebola, Part 120m
Epidemiology & Virology of Ebola, Part 229m
Ecology and the Emergence of Ebola and Other Tropical Forest-Associated Zoonosis 12m
OPTIONAL: Why Send an Army to Fight a Virus? 37m
Reading4 readings
Instructor Bios10m
How to Use Discussion Forums10m
Readings & Resources10m
Discuss10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 120m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Patient Care of Persons with Ebola Virus Disease

Upon completion of this module, learners will be able to: Identify the clinical features of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). Discuss risk assessment as it relates to the selection of personal protective equipment (PPE). Explain the differences between donning and doffing. Recognize the lessons learned from providing care to Ebola patients in the United States....
Reading
5 videos (Total 133 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Nursing Perspectives on Treating Patients with Ebola 28m
Training on the Use of Personal Protective Equipment 20m
Lessons Learned, Part 128m
Lessons Learned, Part 227m
Reading2 readings
Readings & Resources10m
Discuss10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 222m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Prevention, Treatment, and Response

Upon completion of this module, learners will be able to: List the different types of therapeutics for Ebola Virus Disease. Recognize the factors critical to the creation of a successful Ebola vaccine. Define plasma and recognize its importance in the Ebola treatment process. Discuss the response of various international actors to the Ebola epidemic. Recognize the role of communications both in terms of community level in West Africa, as well as at Emory University....
Reading
8 videos (Total 136 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video8 videos
Ebola Vaccines 13m
Convalescent Serum 10m
International Response 20m
CDC Response to Ebola Epidemic18m
Community Response 14m
Media Response 21m
OPTIONAL: Emily Veltus 19m
Reading2 readings
Readings & Resources10m
Discuss10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 322m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Laboratory Issues

Upon completion of this module, learners will be able to: Discuss clinical laboratory considerations for Ebola Virus Disease.Differentiate between persons under investigation and persons with confirmed EVD. Identify where and how EVD laboratory testing is performed. Recognize the safety concerns surrounding the disposal of specimens and human remains. Explore the immune response to EVD and discuss the implications for future therapeutics and vaccines....
Reading
5 videos (Total 72 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Emory Unit Laboratory: Persons with Confirmed EVD 15m
Laboratory Testing, Pathogenesis, and Pathology, Part 118m
Laboratory Testing, Pathogenesis, and Pathology, Part 216m
Exploring The Immune Response to Ebola: Implications for Future Therapeutics and Vaccines 14m
Reading2 readings
Readings & Resources10m
Discuss10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 418m
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Top Reviews

By DAJan 5th 2016

Great Course! Videos were a little long but very informative! This is a course where one can really appreciate the "take away" as it is timely, and being taught by some of the best in the field.

By EKOct 7th 2015

I loved every unit. The lecturers were amazingly clear and I understood the content. Great work.

Instructors

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Dabney P. Evans, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor
Hubert Department of Global Health. Rollins School of Public Health. Director, Center for Humanitarian Emergencies.
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Carlos del Rio, MD

Chair
Department of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health

About Emory University

Emory University, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of the world's leading research universities. Its mission is to create, preserve, teach and apply knowledge in the service of humanity....

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