Introduction to Public Health Surveillance (E is for Epi, Session 4.1)


This course is provided by the North Carolina Public Health Preparedness Center. You will need to complete a separate registration to have access to this course. Click the course title, then choose register on the course page. When you have finished, print off your certificate from North Carolina, then return to the LMS and choose Mark Complete from the action menu in the Learning Plan in your Workspace.

This presentation, originally developed by Anjum Hajat, MPH, Aaron Kipp, MPH, Sarah Pfau, MPH, and Lesliann Helmus, Surveillance Chief in the Virginia Office of Epidemiology, was adapted by Amy Nelson, PhD, MPH for this online recording, which gives you an overview of public health surveillance.

Target Audience
These learning modules are applicable to all public health, medical, veterinary, pharmacy, emergency management, hospital and other professionals interested in public health preparedness. These modules are created by faculty and guest lecturers at the UNC-CH School of Public Health and are equivalent to graduate level content.

Educational Objectives
Recognize the applications and limitations of current public health surveillance practices
Understand the function of three different types of surveillance: active, passive, and syndromic
Be familiar with federal public health surveillance systems relevant to epidemiology programs
Understand the reciprocal pathway of data exchange through county, state, and federal surveillance efforts
Recognize the major components of surveillance data analysis