Learning to build network-oriented epidemic simulation models in epidemiology education

Ji Lung Hsieh, Chung Yuan Huang, Chuen Tsai Sun, Yu Shiuan Tsai, Yi Ming Kao Gloria

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Abstract

Epidemic simulations and intervention strategy assessments are attracting interest in light of recent and potential outbreaks of infectious diseases such as SARS and avian flu. Universities are using computational modelling and simulation tools to teach epidemiology concepts to students, but integrating domain-specific knowledge and building network-based simulation models are difficult tasks in terms of teacher preparation and learner evaluation. To illustrate challenges to creating network-oriented models in epidemiology education, we introduce an architecture based on demographic and geographic data for building network-oriented epidemic simulation models, and describe our experiences simulating the transmission dynamics of three infectious diseases in Taiwan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-41
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jun 11

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Computational Simulation
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Simulation Tool
Modeling and Simulation
Preparation
Students
Evaluation
Learning
Simulation
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Keywords

  • Bipartite networks
  • Cellular automata
  • Computational modelling and simulation
  • Epidemic dynamics
  • HIV
  • Network-oriented simulation models
  • SARS
  • Seasonal influenza
  • Social mirror identities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics

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Learning to build network-oriented epidemic simulation models in epidemiology education. / Hsieh, Ji Lung; Huang, Chung Yuan; Sun, Chuen Tsai; Tsai, Yu Shiuan; Gloria, Yi Ming Kao.

In: International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling, Vol. 5, No. 1, 11.06.2009, p. 31-41.

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Hsieh, Ji Lung ; Huang, Chung Yuan ; Sun, Chuen Tsai ; Tsai, Yu Shiuan ; Gloria, Yi Ming Kao. / Learning to build network-oriented epidemic simulation models in epidemiology education. In: International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling. 2009 ; Vol. 5, No. 1. pp. 31-41.
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