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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), 2 readings
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
2 readings
Further Reading10m
Public Health On Call Podcast10m

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