Dynamics of Infectious Diseases
This Module is offered by TUM Department of Mathematics.
This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective
MA5614 is a semester module
in English language
which is offered irregular.
This module description is valid from SS 2015 to SS 2015.
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Standard models and results for the dynamics of infectious diseases, Kermack-McKendrick model and variations, estimation of R0, stochastic models, control of infections, evolutionary aspects of infectious diseases.
After successful completion of the module, students understand the basic principle behind the spread and control of infectious diseases. They know the basic models and how to adapt them for given diseases. They are able to recognize the driving evolutionary forces changing infectious agents and their effect.
Standard lectures as required for MA2000 - Mathematical Basics
Learning and Teaching Methods
Blackboard and chock. Some short lecture notes.
Diekmann, Heesterbeek, Mathematical Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases. Weyley, 2000.
Original research articles for the specialized parts of the lecture.
Description of exams and course work
Written or oral exam (depending on number of participants)
The exam may be repeated at the end of the semester.