Posted: June 4, 2020

University of Pittsburgh – Epidemics, Pandemics and Outbreaks


Participants will learn about infectious diseases, medical responses, public health laws and policies that provide the framework for effective prevention. Course content is structured in four parts composed of instructional videos, case studies, readings, and quizzes:  
1)    Introduction: 2 hours
2)    Understanding Infectious Diseases: 2 hours
3)    Global Health Security: 2 hours
4)    Local Countermeasures: 2 hours


Elena A. Baylis, University of Pittsburgh School of Law 
Elizabeth Ferrell Bjerke, JD, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health 


Learner Audience

Undergraduate Medical Education (UME), Graduate Medical Education (GME), Continuing Medical Education/Continuing Professional Development (CME/CPD)


Systems Based Practice

Resource Type(s)

Educational Technology

Instructional Method(s)

Independent Learning
Case-Based Instruction/Learning


Public Health, Prevention, Pandemics, Epidemics