Last update/recompile: 2021-03-30 09:17:01

Welcome to the website for the course Infectious Disease Epidemiology(Ecology)(Evolution) - A model-based approach (IDEMA).

This website contains content for an online course taught in Fall 2020 at the University of Georgia by Andreas Handel. Most materials are hosted here, some are on external sites and either linked or embedded from here.

The course has finished, but the website will remain continuously online, with likely larger updates happening every time I teach the course again and minor ones in between.

Website content

The General Information section provides a class Syllabus and a Schedule. The latter will likely be updated throughout the course, so check it regularly.

The majority of the content is listed under the Modules heading. Each module has several units in a drop-down/pop-out menu. Go through them in the listed order. Modules will become available as the course progresses.

The course includes a semester-long project. Instructions and detailed information for this are given in the Project section.

The Communication section provides information on how course communications are planned to happen.

The Resources section contains a listing of external materials. Some of this material will be assigned as part of this course. You will be told what exactly to read or work through in the modules documents. Other resources are listed in case you might find them helpful. All materials are (should be) available freely online, unless otherwise stated.

Getting started

I suggest you start by looking over the Syllabus and Schedule documents, then Communication and Resources. After that, start with the Module 1 content in the given order. You can read through the Project section to get an idea of what’s coming.


This course was developed and is maintained by Andreas Handel.

The following individuals have contributed to improving the course: Brian McKay (@bmckay), Cody Dailey (@daileyco)

The materials are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Linked and embedded materials are governed by their own licenses. I assume that all external materials used or embedded here are covered under the educational fair use policy. If this is not the case and any material displayed here violates copyright, please let me know and I will remove it.