Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to Understanding COVID-19: Public Health Awareness

    • Understanding COVID-19: Public Health Awareness

    • Introduction to Understanding COVID-19: Public Health Awareness

    • Course Information

  • 2

    Section 1: What is COVID-19?

    • Pandemics: An Inevitability

    • COVID-19: Symptoms

    • COVID-19: Risk Factors in Transmission

    • Who is Most at Risk?

    • Other Risk Factors

    • Populations at Risk

    • Viruses

    • Viral Reproduction

    • Coronaviruses

    • Do you know?

  • 3

    Section 2: COVID-19 as a Public Health Risk

    • Deadliness vs Contagiousness and the Basic Reproduction Number

    • Basic Reproduction Number and Exponential Growth

    • Innate Immune System vs COVID-19

    • Adaptive Immune System, Immunisation, and Coronaviruses

    • Herd Immunity vs Community Transmission

    • Effective Reproduction Number

    • Flattening the Curve and its Significance

    • Flattening the Curve

    • Do you know?

  • 4

    Section 3: Zoonotic Viruses and Pandemics

    • Zoonotic Viruses

    • Human Activities and Emerging Zoonotic Viruses

    • Zoonotic Viruses and Pandemic Threats

    • Strategies to Counter Pandemics

    • Natural Herd Immunity: The Risks

    • Mitigation and Suppression

    • Do you know?

  • 5

    Section 4: Personal Protective Behaviours and Equipment

    • The Triad of Protective Measures

    • Frequent Handwashing

    • 70% Alcohol Rub or Hand Sanitiser

    • Do’s and Don’ts with One’s Hands

    • Face Coverings: Egress Protection

    • Face Coverings: Ingress Protection

    • Face Coverings: Fomites Protection

    • Face Coverings: Indoor and Outdoor Use

    • Droplets and Distancing Measures

    • Guidelines for Physical Distancing

    • Guidelines for Social Distancing

    • Reducing Risk with the Triad of Protective Measures

    • Knowledge Review

  • 6

    Resources for COVID-19 Safety

    • Resources for COVID-19 Safety