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Infectious Disease Epidemiology and One Health Response

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits
  • Level Bachelor's level
  • Study form Web-based (online)
  • Starting Autumn Term 2023

About the course

This course is interdisciplinary and will bridge science from epidemiology, medicine, biology, public health, environmental science, social science, economy, geography and management.
The course contains principles of infectious diseases epidemiology which allow the participants to understand mode of transmission, risk factors and epidemiologic study designs that are used to guide prevention and control of infectious diseases. The course will discuss surveillance system and outbreak investigation and response for infectious diseases. Notably, the course will emphasize the "One Health" paradigm, an evolving approach to tackle health as relationship between, human, animal and environment and now is using globally as one of the best strategies to confront infectious diseases.

Application and eligibility

Infectious Disease Epidemiology and One Health Response, 7.5 credits

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Autumn Term 2023 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


28 August 2023


27 September 2023

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 100%, Distance

Number of mandatory meetings


Outline for distance course

The course will be taught through a variety of flexible teaching methods which allow students to gain deep understanding, these may include lectures, seminars, case studies, group discussion, scientific papers reading, computer lab, scenarios and film show. Attendance at calls and seminars is mandatory. The course is given in English. 

Required Knowledge

120 ECTS as part of a bachelor's degree including a minimum of 30 ECTS within one of the following: biomedicine, medicine, economics, public health science, biology, environmental health, environmental science, science-, engineering- and environmental studies, veterinary medicine or political science. English for basic as eligibility for higher education.

Entry requirements


Academic credits

Application code



Application deadline was 17 April 2023. The application period is closed.

Application and tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 22,013

Total fee

SEK 22,013

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Contactperson for the course is:
Magnus Evander