The COVID-19 crisis has created an unprecedented need for contact tracing across the country, requiring thousands of people to learn key skills quickly. The job qualifications for contact tracing positions differ throughout the country and the world, with some new positions open to individuals with a high school diploma or equivalent.
COVID-19 Contact TracingJohns Hopkins University
About this Course
Learner Career Outcomes
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
- Active Listening
- Public Health
- Contact Tracing
Learner Career Outcomes
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Basics of COVID-19
Basics of Contact Tracing for COVID-19
Steps to Investigate Cases and Trace Their Contacts
Ethics of Contact Tracing and Technological Tools
Skills for Effective Communication
Final Assessment (Graded)
- 5 stars88.77%
- 4 stars9.55%
- 3 stars1.14%
- 2 stars0.19%
- 1 star0.33%
TOP REVIEWS FROM COVID-19 CONTACT TRACING
This course was very interesting, well-presented and easy to follow. I think Ms. Gurley deserves great applause for producing such a very valuable tool in helping folks prepare to be a Contact Tracer!
4 STARS -- AS A FORMER MEDICAL REPORTER i FOUND SOME OF THE COURSE REPETITIVE AND A BIT PATERNALISTIC. bUT i UNDERSTAND it is repeat things like recovery time; infectous time; other side effects, etc.
Awesome! I learn more than a Basic covid19, it gives me value-added, with a detailed process and how to solve the problem with your case contact. To a newcomer, why don't you try it! very recommended.
The professor gives a very clear description of the role contract tracers play. In addition, the example videos they provide with the within-lecture questions helped keep me active during the lecture.
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