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Core topics

Introduction of the fundamental principles, including basic model structures for different diseases. How model equations are constructed to reflect biology (e.g. modes of transmission, whether immunity occurs or not). How age structure and heterogeneity in risk behaviour or disease susceptibility are incorporated. How the basic reproduction number is calculated. Stochastic and spatially-explicit models are also explained.

Special topics

  • Vector-Borne Diseases
  • Vaccination
  • Stochasticity
  • Seasonal infectious disease epidemiology

Computer practicals

  • Designing a model of tuberculosis transmission
  • Introducing modelling software
  • Estimating key parameters from an outbreak of Covid-19 and influenza
  • Modelling vaccination
  • Stochasticity
  • Designing a model of malaria 

Keynote lectures

  • Infectious Diseases and Mathematical Models
  • Outbreak Analysis and Modelling
  • TB
  • Polio
  • HIV
  • Malaria
  • Modelling the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Guest Lecture


  • Outbreak Response
  • Malaria
  • HIV