Influenza: How the Flu Spreads and Evolves

Learn about flu - how it spreads and evolves, with this free online course.

This course is open.  Join from Monday 13 November 2017.

In this free online course, we will cover everything from the history of influenza to modern laboratory diagnostics and vaccination. You’ll learn about the annual cycle that brings seasonal flu to our shores every winter, and also how avian and pig flus can contribute to the emergence of new pandemic strains of flu.

We’ll also look at the structure of the virus in more detail, seeing how the study of influenza is now carried out at the molecular level.

As well as mini-lectures, there will be laboratory demonstrations, interviews with experts in a variety of relevant fields, and discussion sessions, where you’ll be invited to contribute your own experiences and opinions to the subject of flu, and how we should treat and prevent it.

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