Bioterrorism Preparedness: Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Public Health Surveillance

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Course Overview

Course Quality Rating
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Course Description
This course will introduce participants to basic concepts and terminology of infectious disease epidemiology and public health surveillance. Course topics include: key characteristics of microbial agents and their common modes of transmission; measures of association between disease and exposure; common study designs in observational research; sensitivity and specificity and its application to infectious disease diagnosis; types and sources of data, and uses of infectious disease surveillance systems.

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Target Audience
Public health professionals seeking training in the use of infectious disease surveillance systems.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Define epidemiology and its uses
  2. Describe key characteristics of microbial agents and their common modes of transmission
  3. Understand measures of association between disease and exposure
  4. Identify common study designs in observational research
  5. Define sensitivity and specificity and its application to infectious disease diagnosis
  6. Describe the types, sources of data, and uses of infectious disease surveillance systems
  7. Become familiar with existing disease surveillance systems in the country

Council of Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (COL)/COL Tier(s)
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Professional/Disciplinary Competencies
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Format
Online/ Self-study

Credit /CEU
None available

Duration
6 hrs.

Specifications
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Course Publication Date
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