Embarking on an Outbreak Investigation

Description:

Course Overview

Course Quality Rating
TBD

Course Description
This course describes how to detect an outbreak and the first steps to be considered when deciding whether to embark in an investigation.

This course is provided by North Carolina Institute for Public Health and will require a secondary login and/or registration. Click the LAUNCH button below to start or be taken to the course.

Target Audience
Public health professionals seeking skills on how to detect an outbreak and the first steps to be considered which deciding to embark in an investigation.

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

  1. Discuss the importance of verifying case reports
  2. Discuss strategies to reduce diagnosis error
  3. Discuss methods to determine if an outbreak investigation is necessary
  4. Discuss case definitions

Council of Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (COL)/COL Tier(s)

  • 1A.8 (Tier 1) Collects valid and reliable quantitative and qualitative data
  • 6A.3 (Tier 1) Describes how public health sciences
  • 1B.8 (Tier 2) Collects valid and reliable quantitative and qualitative data
  • 6B.3 (Tier 2) Applies public health sciences in the delivery of the 10 Essential Public Health Services

Professional/Disciplinary Competencies
None listed

Format
Online/ Self-study

Credit /CEU
None available

Duration
40 mins.

Specifications
None listed

Course Publication Date
None listed

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