Honors Diseases: Dynamics of Epidemics

  • PowerSchool Code: 60195X0
  • Grade Level: 10th, 11th, 12th graders
  • Semester: Fall Semester
  • Schedule: Monday — Friday
  • Time: 10:00am – 11:10am
  • Course Pathway(s): Health Sciences, Applied Sciences

Course Introduction

After covering the basics of immunology and pathogens, students will use a case study approach to study different epidemics. Students will look at the dynamics of childhood diseases, evolution of drug resistance, digital epidemiology, disease surveillance, vaccinations, and more. By looking at the history of epidemiological response to modern-day public health initiatives, students will analyze individual epidemics for their efficacy and in particular, the many equity issues surrounding those responses. This course will use case studies to promote a seminar-style course filled with discussion, research, and systems thinking.






Students must have computer access with a stable internet connection and appropriate permissions for web conferencing. Students in shared spaces should have individual audio devices (headphones with microphones).