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What you will learn

  • Describe the natural history of SARS-CoV-2 , including the infectious period, the presentation of COVID-19, and evidence for how it is transmitted.

  • Define an infectious contact and timeline for public health intervention through contact tracing.

  • Demonstrate the utility of case investigation and contact tracing, identify common barriers, and possible strategies to overcome them.

  • Present some ethical considerations around contact tracing, isolation and quarantine.

Skills you will gain

EthicsActive ListeningPublic HealthContact TracingEpidemiology
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Basics of COVID-19

1 hour to complete
7 videos (Total 51 min), 3 readings, 7 quizzes
7 videos
Natural History of SARS-CoV-2​15m
Risk Factors for Severe Disease​5m
Diagnosing COVID-195m
Transmission of SARS-CoV-28m
Why Stopping Transmission is So Important9m
Summary of COVID-192m
3 readings
Course Resources and Technical Support1m
Glossary of terms1m
Assignments1m
7 practice exercises
SARS-CoV-2 virus (Unlimited Attempts Permitted)1m
Natural history of SARS-CoV-2 (Unlimited Attempts Permitted)2m
Risk factors for severe disease (Unlimited Attempts Permitted)1m
Diagnosing COVID-19 (Unlimited Attempts Permitted)1m
Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 (Unlimited Attempts Permitted) 1m
Why Stopping Transmission is So Important (Unlimited Attempts Permitted)1m
Provide Your Feedback on this Module (Required)1m
1 hour to complete

Basics of Contact Tracing for COVID-19

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 35 min), 1 reading, 5 quizzes
5 videos
Defining Case, Contact, Isolation, and Quarantine6m
Calculating Isolation and Quarantine Duration7m
Identifying High-Risk Situations13m
Summary1m
1 reading
CDC Guidance and the COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine Calculator10m
5 practice exercises
Contact Tracing for COVID-19 Prevention (Unlimited Attempts Permitted)1m
Defining Case, Contact, Isolation and Quarantine (Unlimited Attempts Permitted)1m
Calculating Isolation and Quarantine Duration (Unlimited Attempts Permitted)3m
Identifying High-Risk Situations (Unlimited Attempts Permitted)1m
Provide Your Feedback on this Module (Required)1m
1 hour to complete

Steps to Investigate Cases and Trace Their Contacts

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 45 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Observing Basic Case and Contact Calls28m
Summary1m
1 reading
Checklists for speaking to cases and contacts5m
2 practice exercises
The Basic Steps (Unlimited Attempts Permitted)3m
Provide Your Feedback on this Module (Required)1m
1 hour to complete

Ethics of Contact Tracing and Technological Tools

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 42 min)
6 videos
Defining Privacy, Confidentiality, and Other Terms about Ethics7m
Balancing Public Good with Privacy, Autonomy, and Confidentiality10m
Rationale for Using Technology for Contact Tracing2m
Examples of Technology Used for Each Step17m
Summary1m
6 practice exercises
Contact Tracing as a Common Public Health Tool (Unlimited Attempts Permitted)1m
Defining Privacy, Confidentiality, and Other Terms about Ethics (Unlimited Attempts Permitted)1m
Balancing Public Good with Privacy, Autonomy, and Confidentiality (Unlimited Attempts Permitted)1m
Rationale for Using Technology for Contact Tracing (Unlimited Attempts Permitted)1m
Examples of Technology Used for Each Step (Unlimited Attempts Permitted)1m
Provide Your Feedback on this Module (Required)1m
1 hour to complete

Skills for Effective Communication

1 hour to complete
11 videos (Total 78 min)
11 videos
Tips for Effective Communication11m
Question Types and When to Use Them8m
Active Listening: Helping People Feel Heard7m
Bringing It All Together into One Communication Framework7m
Common Issues and Tips5m
Embracing Complexity2m
Addressing Process Complexities16m
Addressing People Complexities7m
Addressing Context Complexities3m
Summary2m
7 practice exercises
The Importance of Rapport (Unlimited Attempts Permitted)1m
Tips for Effective Communication (Unlimited Attempts Permitted)1m
Question Types and When to Use Them (Unlimited Attempts Permitted)1m
Active Listening: Helping People Feel Heard (Unlimited Attempts Permitted)1m
Bringing It All Together into One Communication Framework (Unlimited Attempts Permitted)1m
Common Issues and Tips (Unlimited Attempts Permitted)1m
Provide Your Feedback on this Module (Required)1m
1 hour to complete

Final Assessment (Graded)

1 hour to complete
2 readings
2 readings
Final Assessment Instructions (Read Carefully BEFORE Final Assessment)1m
COVID-19 Daily Roundup1m
1 practice exercise
Final Assessment1h 20m

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