Date Developed: Unknown. Source: Michigan Public Health Training Center. Presenter(s): JoLynn P. Montgomery, PhD, MPH. Type: Online Course. Level: Introductory. Length: Self paced.
A basic understanding of epidemiology is critical for public health emergency preparedness, outbreak investigations, and prompt decision-making in emergency situations. This online course is competency based and self-paced with instructional modules that explain key epidemiological methods. Activities are included that increase skills.
• Establish data collection protocols that systematically monitor community health indicators
• Demonstrate readiness to apply epidemiological skills to a range of emergency situations
• Disseminate notifiable disease information, reporting requirements and procedures to healthcare provider
• Define algorithms that trigger further epidemiological investigation
• Activate enhanced surveillance protocols to track the scope of an exposure or outbreak
• Collect timely patient and health care utilization data on critical biological agents
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