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What you will learn

  • Identify the signs, symptoms, modes of transmission and epidemiology of COVID-19

  • Characterize underlying risk factors experienced by vulnerable groups that predisposes to COVID-19 and available resources for high risk communities

  • Describe the purpose of contact tracing, the context in which it is conducted, and identify challenges and effective communication strategies

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Beginner Level
Approx. 11 hours to complete
English

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University of Houston

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Overview of COVID-19

3 hours to complete
1 video (Total 34 min), 11 readings, 2 quizzes
1 video
11 readings
COVID-19 Definition and Tracking 10m
The Next Outbreak10m
Epidemiology of COVID-1910m
Symptoms of COVID-1910m
Testing Resources10m
Power of Face Masks and Social Distancing10m
COVID-19 Treatments10m
Effects on Health Insurance Industry10m
Economic Considerations of Vaccine Development10m
Trends in Health Insurance10m
References and Additional Resources10m
2 practice exercises
Course Pre-Test30m
Overview of COVID-19 Knowledge Check30m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Public Health in the Era of COVID-19

3 hours to complete
1 video (Total 44 min), 12 readings, 1 quiz
12 readings
The US Public Health System10m
Monitor Health to Identify and Solve Community Health Problems10m
Diagnose and Investigate Health Problems and Hazards in the Community10m
Inform, Educate, and Empower People About Health Issues10m
Mobilize Community Partnerships to Identify and Solve Health Problems10m
Develop Policies and Plans That Support Individual and Community Health Efforts10m
Enforce Laws and Regulations That Protect Health and Ensure Safety10m
Link People to Needed Personal Health Services and Assure the Provision of Health Care When Otherwise Unavailable10m
Assure a Competent Public and Personal Healthcare Workforce10m
Evaluate Effectiveness, Accessibility, and Quality of Personal and Population-Based Health Services10m
Research for New Insights and Innovative Solutions to Health Problems 10m
Handling Difficult Calls10m
1 practice exercise
Public Health in COVID-19 Era Knowledge Check30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Contact Tracing 101

2 hours to complete
1 video (Total 15 min), 7 readings, 1 quiz
1 video
7 readings
Defining Contact Tracing 10m
Contact Tracing Work10m
Avoiding COVID-19 Fraud10m
Isolation vs. Quarantine10m
Contact Tracing During Reopening10m
Handling Difficult Calls10m
Additional Resources for Contact Tracing10m
1 practice exercise
Contact Tracing 101 Knowledge Check30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Ethical Issues and Special Populations

2 hours to complete
1 video (Total 13 min), 10 readings, 1 quiz
10 readings
Contact Tracing Review10m
Vulnerable Populations and COVID-1910m
Impacts on Communities of Color10m
COVID-19 in African American Communities10m
COVID-19 in Latinx Populations10m
COVID-19 In Native Americans10m
Additional Factors to Consider10m
COVID-19 in Homeless Populations10m
COVID-19 and Older Adults10m
Additional Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Ethical Considerations and Special Populations Knowledge Check30m

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