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What you will learn

  • Discuss the role of surveillance within the broader fields of epidemiology and public health

  • Assign objectives to define surveillance cases

  • Use public health surveillance reporting systems

  • Compare and contrast surveillance systems using system attributes

Skills you will gain

Data CollectionEpidemiologysurveillanceDisease Surveillance

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Beginner Level

Approx. 4 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Surveillance as a Core Public Health Function

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 60 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
9 videos
Introduction to Surveillance as a Core Public Health Function47s
Surveillance Defined10m
A History of Public Health Surveillance10m
Data for Action7m
Example of an International Public Health Surveillance System10m
Example of a Domestic Public Health Surveillance System10m
Using Alternative Public Health Surveillance Tools5m
Reflecting on Surveillance in your Life3m
1 reading
Course Projects10m
1 practice exercise
Surveillance as a Core Public Health Function8m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Defining Surveillance Objectives

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 46 min)
8 videos
What is the Surveillance Objective?7m
Examples of Surveillance Objectives8m
Surveillance Case Definitions5m
Balancing Workload with Quality8m
Crafting a Case Definition for Nipah Virus Surveillance in Bangladesh7m
Surveillance as an Observational Process6m
Summary1m
1 practice exercise
Defining Surveillance Objectives and Detecting Cases30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Surveillance Data Reporting Systems

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 46 min)
7 videos
Data Reporting as Part of the Surveillance Cycle6m
Japanese Encephalitis Surveillance in Bangladesh10m
Identifying Stakeholders7m
International Health Regulations (IHR 2005)10m
National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS)9m
Summary1m
1 practice exercise
Surveillance Data Reporting Systems30m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Surveillance System Attributes and Assessing Performance

1 hour to complete
15 videos (Total 42 min)
15 videos
Surveillance Attributes5m
Rotavirus Surveillance in Bangladesh10m
Simplicity1m
Flexibility2m
Data Quality2m
Acceptability1m
Sensitivity2m
Predictive Value Positive2m
Representativeness3m
Timeliness2m
Stability2m
Comparing Attributes between Rotavirus and Cancer Surveillance1m
Summary2m
Course Wrap-Up Video9s
1 practice exercise
Surveillance System Attributes and Assessing Performance30m
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By JOMar 21st 2020

This course provided a great overview of surveillance systems with great case examples and multiple relevant global standards. Definitely worth it.

About the Epidemiology in Public Health Practice Specialization

This specialization is intended for people working or aspiring to work in the field of public health at the local, regional, and national level. Over five courses taught by faculty from the preeminent school of public health, you'll learn to use the core epidemiologic toolset to measure the health of populations, assess interventions, collect and analyze data, and investigate outbreaks and epidemics....
Epidemiology in Public Health Practice

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