Centers for Public Health Education and Outreach
This online training module is eligible for 1 CPH recertification credit.
This online module defines traditional and syndromic surveillance methods and explains how disease outbreaks are detected and investigated.
Learning Objectives - Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be able to:
- Define surveillance
- List surveillance activities
- Explain the advantages and disadvantages of different surveillance methods
- Define outbreak
- Describe how disease outbreaks are detected
- Identify the steps of an outbreak investigation
This course contributes to the following Public Health Preparedness Competencies and PHEP Capabilities:
2.0 Communicate and Manage Information
2.4 Collect data according to protocol.
13. Public Health Surveillance and Epidemiological Investigation
This product was developed by the University of Minnesota Center for Public Health Preparedness (UMNCPHP), supported in part through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Current support is provided by the University of Minnesota: Simulations, Exercises and Effective Education Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (U-SEEE PERL), which is funded in part through Grant/Cooperative Agreement Number 1U90TP000418 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Principal Investigator: Debra Olson.
Learn more about the Public Health Emergency Training (PHET) Series.
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