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Advanced Level

Some experience managing, developing, or making decisions about contact tracing programs strongly recommended.

Approx. 3 hours to complete
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What you will learn

  • Identify and calculate metrics and indicators that can be used to measure the impact of contact tracing programs

  • Use an interactive decision support tool to quantify the potential impact of testing and contact tracing strategies on reducing transmission.

  • Strategize about how to improve the impact of contact tracing programs

  • Understand underlying assumptions used by the tool to estimate the impact of contact tracing programs

Skills you will gain

Program improvementPublic HealthContact TracingProgram ManagementEpidemiology
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Advanced Level

Some experience managing, developing, or making decisions about contact tracing programs strongly recommended.

Approx. 3 hours to complete
English

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Johns Hopkins University

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
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Week 1

1 hour to complete

Measuring indicators of impact in contact tracing

1 hour to complete
8 videos (Total 67 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
Review of SARS-CoV-2 transmission13m
Infectious period and generation time7m
Reproductive number as indicator of impact of contact tracing8m
Introduction to performance metrics5m
Surveillance: Detection and isolation of infected people13m
Completeness and timing of contact tracing and quarantine12m
Summary2m
3 readings
Accessing and using ConTESSA 1m
Course Resources and Technical Support10m
Accessing and using ConTESSA: preparing to learn 1m
1 practice exercise
Measuring indicators of impact in contact tracing9m
1 hour to complete

Interactive tool to estimate impact in contact tracing

1 hour to complete
10 videos (Total 48 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
10 videos
Introduction to ConTESSA5m
Review: Surveillance Metrics6m
Entering Surveillance and Isolation Data11m
Review: Contact Tracing Metrics4m
Entering Household Contact Tracing Data3m
Entering Community Contact Tracing Data1m
Model of Contact Tracing Impact2m
Viewing the Dashboard and Generating a Report 10m
Summary of ConTESSA18s
1 reading
Program Metric Worksheets for The Shire2m
1 practice exercise
ConTESSA: Interactive Tool to Estimate Impact of Contact Tracing20m
1 hour to complete

Strategies to increase impact of contact tracing and review of underlying assumptions

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 26 min)
4 videos
Comparing programs using Scenario B8m
Understanding the Underlying Assumptions3m
Advanced options9m
1 practice exercise
Strategies to Increase the Impact of Contact Tracing and Review of Underlying Assumptions20m

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