Enroll Now! OnlineLearning@UM | Mpox: Understanding the Epidemiology and the Potential Threat

Are you curious about infectious diseases, their origins, and the potential threats they pose to global health? Our latest course on FutureLearn, Mpox: Understanding the Epidemiology and the Potential Threat, delves into the world of epidemiology and emerging diseases.

Gain an understanding of monkeypox (mpox) and learn to identify its symptoms and signs to better protect yourself and others. By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

  • Understand the emergence of Monkeypox
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of Monkeypox
  • Describe the differentiation of monkeypox, chickenpox, and measles
  • Describe the routes of transmission
  • Describe the prevention and control strategies

Enroll now! Mpox: Understanding the Epidemiology and the Potential Threat

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone interested in learning more about monkeypox. It will be particularly useful for health personnel responsible for the prevention and control of monkeypox.

Understand the Epidemiology of Mpox

Monkeypox (mpox) is a rare infectious disease that can be passed from person to person. In this two-week course, you’ll learn how to protect yourself and others as you explore the epidemiology, clinical symptoms, signs, and prevention of monkeypox. You’ll gain an understanding of the emergence of mpox before exploring the potential of this disease becoming a pandemic.

Learn to Identify the Mpox symptoms

As you learn more about the mpox virus, you’ll explore the signs and symptoms of the disease and how it differs from chickenpox, smallpox, and measles. You’ll understand the routes of transmission and the incubation and infectious period before identifying high-risk groups.

Explore Mpox Prevention and Control Strategies

To help protect yourself and others, you’ll learn key prevention and control strategies. This includes workplace procedures and travel advice. Finally, you’ll learn to address the stigma surrounding the virus to ensure mpox messaging is clear but non-judgemental.

Learn from the experts at Universiti Malaya

Throughout the course, you’ll be guided by educators from Universiti Malaya, experts in the area of epidemiology. With their guidance, you’ll finish the course with a solid understanding of the monkeypox virus and how to protect yourself and others.

Associate Professor Dr Rafdzah Ahmad Zaki
Dr Howie Lim Sin How

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