Radiological Surveillance


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Course Description

This course is provided by The North Carolina Institute for Public Health and will require a secondary login and/or registration.

 This training, developed by Allison George, MPH, CPH, provides an overview of basic considerations for conducting epidemiological surveillance in response to a radiological event.                                                                                                     

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Target Audience

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Learning Objectives

Having completed this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe the health effects of radiation
  2. Discuss the role of epidemiologic surveillance following a radiological event
  3. List types of data that should be collected
  4. Describe the function of a public health registry

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

  1. 1A.8 (Tier 1): Collects valid and reliable quantitative and qualitative data
  2. 1B.8 Collects (Tier 2): valid and reliable quantitative and qualitative data

Professional/Disciplinary Competencies

Applied Epidemiology Competencies Tier 1

  • Recognize the existence of a public health problem (I.A.1)
  • Identify surveillance data needs (I.B.2)
  • Collect surveillance and other data for use in tracking program objectives and outcomes (I.I.3)
  • Respond to public health emergencies (VII.F.3)

Public Health Preparedness Capabilities

  • Capability 13, Function 1: Conduct public health surveillance and detection

Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies

  • 2.2 Use principles of crisis and risk communication.
  • 2.4 Collect data according to protocol.


Online/ Self-study

Credit /CEU

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30 mins.


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Course Publication Date

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