3MC Course on Epidemiological Modeling: Program

Postgraduate Course:

Introduction to Mathematical Epidemiology

4-7 April 2022, online and at NWU







Disclaimer: Opinions expressed and conclusions arrived at are those of the author and are not necessarily to be attributed to the CoE-MaSS.





The preliminary program for the course:


Monday 4 April
09:00-09:15   Opening by Louis Labuschagne (Research Director)
09:15-09:45  Plenary talk on epidemic diseases and its impact on Africa by Villyen Motaze (NWU, MUSA)
09:45-10:00  Tea Break
10:00-11:00  Lecture 1: History of epidemics and historical epidemics
11:00-12:00  Lecture 2: Basic concepts of mathematical epidemiology. Models in one population and their basic properties
12:00-14:00  Lunch
14:00-16:00  Practical: Introduction to R. Collecting data. Solving ODEs in R                                            



Tuesday 5 April
09:00-10:00  Lecture 3: Epidemics spreading among groups. Epidemics spreading in space and time                                     
10:00-11:00  Lecture 4: Group models
11:00-11:30  Tea Break
11:30-12:30  Lecture 5: Metapopulation models
12:30-14:00  Lunch
14:00-16:00   Tutorial and Practical: Model analysis, studying large-scale models in R



Wednesday 6 April
09:00-10:00  Lecture 6: Stochastic aspects in the spread of epidemics
10:00-11:00   Lecture 7: Stochastic epidemic models
11:00-11:30  Tea Break
11:30-12:30   Lecture 8: Agent-based models
12:30-14:00  Lunch
14:00-16:00  Tutorial and Practical: Analysis, studying stochastic models in R. simulating agent-based models                   



Thursday 7 April
09:00-12:00  Some recent mathematical models for Covid-19, HIV/AIDS, TB, Hepatitis, Malaria, etc                                         
12:00-14:00   Lunch
14:00-15:00  Research talk presentation