VMP 991-172-Transboundary & Spatial Epidemiology

This course provides a comprehensive overview of study design, data quality and assurance, and epidemiological methods for chronic or infectious diseases. Human and veterinary cases are used as examples. Class sessions include lectures, laboratory (computer based) and assignments.


1. Be able to describe basic concepts of spatial and spatiotemporal epidemiology with practical applications and evidence-based medicine for infectious disease control and outbreak investigation/interventions

a. Value of spatial epidemiology; when and why to use its tools

b. Types of spatial disease spread patterns

c. Determinants and indicators of transboundary animal diseases

2. Utilize R to produce disease maps and apply basic spatial epidemiologic analyses to describe and control transboundary diseases