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Course Overview

The modules examine public health within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and expose the participant to alternative perspectives on the U.S. experience.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of these five modules, the self-study participant should understand the critical role public health epidemiology plays in the governmental response to infectious disease outbreaks, epidemics, and pandemics. The course should also convey a basic knowledge of specific disease infection rates (R) and why the R controls—or should control—the public health policy response.

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Module 1: What You Need to Know About Pandemics

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Module 2: “If You Have Seen One Health Department…”

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Module 3: The Science/Politics Controversy

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Module 4: Hidden Pandemic Signals

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Module 5: Living in a Pandemic World

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About the Instructor


William Pilkington was a local public health officer for four decades. Currently he works at North Carolina Central University, an HBCU, doing research on racial disparities in health care. Pilkington holds an M.A. in Security Studies from the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) at the Naval Postgraduate School, completed the CHDS Executive Leaders Program, and was a Founding Scholar in the CHDS Advanced Thinking in Homeland Security (HSx) Program. Pilkington also holds a D.P.A. and M.P.A. from the University of Southern California.

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