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Intermediate Level

Some experience with epidemiology and public health is strongly recommended.

Approx. 3 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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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Intermediate Level

Some experience with epidemiology and public health is strongly recommended.

Approx. 3 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

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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  • This course provide information and guidance on the most important indicators of performance of a contact tracing program for managers and developers of contact tracing programs. This course includes tutorials on how to use a tool that projects the probable impact of contact tracing on transmission in communities, and how to strategize about improving the impact.

  • Visit https://www.coursera.org/promo/covid-19-contact-tracing to learn about how to enroll in this course for free. The promotional price will be applied to your purchase automatically.

    You will need to enroll via a web browser on either a computer or a mobile device and not via the Coursera mobile app to enroll for the course and certificate for free. Unfortunately, the promotional price is not redeemable through the mobile app.

  • No, contact tracing should only be performed as part of a coordinated initiative led by the appropriate public health authorities.

  • No, this course 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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