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University of Pittsburgh – Epidemics, Pandemics and Outbreaks

Last Updated: June 4, 2020


Participants will learn about infectious diseases, medical responses, public health laws and policies that provide the framework for effective prevention. Course content is structured in four parts composed of instructional videos, case studies, readings, and quizzes:  

  1. Introduction: 2 hours
  2. Understanding Infectious Diseases: 2 hours
  3. Global Health Security: 2 hours
  4. Local Countermeasures: 2 hours


Elena A. Baylis, University of Pittsburgh School of Law (evannostrand@pitt.edu)  
Elizabeth Ferrell Bjerke, JD, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (elenabaylis@pitt.edu)