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Subtitles: English, Italian, Spanish

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Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 3 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Italian, Spanish

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

How Do We Identify and Measure Outbreaks Like COVID-19?

2 hours to complete
16 videos (Total 94 min), 3 readings
16 videos
Introduction to Understanding Outbreaks1m
Step 0: What Is an Outbreak?5m
Step 1: Identify Cases5m
Step 2: Describe the Outbreak by Person, Place, and Time6m
Step 3: Identify and Characterize the Cause6m
Step 4: Risk Factor Study in a Defined Population4m
Step 4: Risk Factor Study in an Open Population5m
Step 5: Intervene and Report4m
Introduction to Surveillance1m
Data for Action7m
Example of a Domestic Public Health Surveillance System10m
Example of an International Public Health Surveillance System10m
Balancing Workload with Quality8m
Surveillance as an Observational Process6m
Surveillance Attributes5m
3 readings
Epidemiology in Public Health Practice Specialization3m
English, Spanish, and Italian Subtitles10m
Frequently Asked Questions10m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

How Do We Investigate and Control Outbreaks?

1 hour to complete
8 videos (Total 45 min), 1 reading
8 videos
Measures of Transmissibility: Attack Rates10m
Measures of Transmissibility: Reproductive Numbers6m
Natural History10m
Implications for Control10m
Summary of Basic Epidemic Dynamics1m
Calls to Action2m
How Social Distancing Works1m
1 reading
Public Health On Call Podcast10m

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  • Teach-Outs are short learning experiences, each focused on a specific current issue. Attendees will come together over a few days to learn about a subject or event and gain skills. Teach-Outs are open to the world and are designed to bring together individuals with wide-ranging perspectives in respectful and deep conversation. These events provide opportunities for diverse learners and a multitude of experts to come together to ask questions of one another and explore new solutions to the pressing concerns of our global community.

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  • No, this isn't a course, therefore we don't offer a Course Certificate.

  • This Teach-Out is not a source of personal medical advice. Please contact your doctor or local healthcare provider if you have questions about your specific symptoms or circumstances.

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