Acute Disease Surveillance and Outbreak Investigation: Federal Surveillance Systems
 Course ID: 1029763
 Format: Web-based Training - Self-study (Online)
 Clinical / Non-Clinical: Non Clinical
 Course Number:
 Cost (US$): 0.00
 Credit Type(s): 1.42 Certificate of Attendance; 1.5 Registered Sanitarians
 Certificate:
Course Description: Length: 65 minutes
Date: 2003 

This presentation by Dr. Dan Sosin, former Director of the Division of Public Health Surveillance and Informatics in the Epidemiology Program Office (EPO), at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), gives the viewer an introduction to the various federal surveillance systems for monitoring acute disease and other outbreaks.

Target Audience

These learning modules are applicable to all public health, medical, veterinary, pharmacy, emergency management, hospital and other professionals interested in public health preparedness. These modules are created by faculty and guest lecturers at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.

Educational Objectives

  • To understand the role of federal agencies, including CDC, in national surveillance
  • To understand the variety of national surveillance data systems including surveys, vital records, registries, sentinel surveillance, and health care systems
  • To understand the use and limitations of public health surveillance data
  • To understand the purpose of surveillance system integration and the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS)
  • To understand the use of surveillance data to detect disease outbreaks

Competencies Addressed

This training addresses selected as noted below. (Please note: The following training does not provide comprehensive or in-depth treatment of specified competencies, it provides basic knowledge of the competencies listed below.)

Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals
2) Describes the characteristics of a population-based health problem (e.g. equity, social determinants, environment) (1: Analytic/Assessment Skills)
5) References sources of public health data and information (1: Analytic/Assessment Skills)
4) Applies the basic public health sciences (including, but not limited to biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, health services administration, and social and behavioral health sciences) to public health policies and programs (6: Basic Public Health Sciences Skills)
Subject Area(s):
Surveillance
Audience(s):
Epidemiologists / Surveillance Staff
Nurses
Physicians and Other Clinicians
General Public Health Staff
Public Health
Health Care
Background/Role(s):
General / Field / Frontline Staff
Course Language(s):
English
Course Level: Introductory
Core Competencies:
Tier Two
    Analytic / Assessment Skills
       Describes the characteristics of a population-based health problem
       References sources of public health data and information
Tier Two
    Public Health Sciences Skills
       Applies the basic public health sciences (including, but not limited to biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, health services administration and social and behavioral health sciences) to public health polices and programs
Registration Required Outside of TRAIN: no
Registration Restrictions:
Sponsor: UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness
Accreditations: none
Special Notes:
Course Contacts
Name: Rachel Wilfert, MD, MPH, CPH
Phone: (919) 843-5561
email: nciphtws@unc.edu
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