Johns Hopkins University

COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Taught in English

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6 hours to complete
3 weeks at 2 hours a week
Flexible schedule
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What you'll 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.

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There are 6 modules in this course

In this first module, we'll dig into the science of COVID-19, including what we know about its origins, clinical signs and symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, transmission, and infectious period.

What's included

7 videos4 readings7 quizzes

Now that you've learned about the basics of COVID-19, we'll turn our attention to some of the tools being used to stop the spread: contact tracing, isolation, and quarantine. We'll also show you how what you've already learned about infection and transmission informs the use of these critical public health tools.

What's included

5 videos1 reading5 quizzes1 plugin

In this module, we'll walk through the steps of the contact tracing process and provide examples. You'll also get to watch demonstrations of basic interactions with a case and and a contact.

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3 videos1 reading2 quizzes

In this module, you'll learn about the important ethical dimensions of contract tracing, including how we balance the protection of the public's health with limits on personal privacy and autonomy. We'll walk through some specific examples to prepare you for some of the issues contact tracers encounter during the course of their work.

What's included

6 videos6 quizzes

Effective communication is the cornerstone of a successful contact tracing interaction. That includes building rapport with cases and contacts, active listening, and asking the right kinds of questions. In this module, you'll watch and read several example interactions that demonstrate both how and how not to conduct yourself as a contact tracer.

What's included

11 videos7 quizzes

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2 readings1 quiz

Instructor

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Emily Gurley, PhD, MPH
Johns Hopkins University
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