Public Health Surveillance
Course Dates May 14-18, 2018
Deadline: May 1, 2018 or until filled
"Please note, after the deadline applicants will be accepted on a space-available basis."
Registration Fee: $850
(Covers tuition fee, course materials, and supplies.).
Housing and other travel expenses are NOT included.
The course includes an overview of public health surveillance,
history of public health surveillance, considerations in planning
public health surveillance, sources and collection of data,
analysis and interpretation of surveillance data, communication
of surveillance data, technology of public health surveillance
systems, evaluation of public health surveillance activities,
ethical and legal issues in surveillance, state and local issues
in surveillance, surveillance issues in developing countries,
and future considerations.
There is no pre-requisites required however, it is recommended that participants have completed an
introductory epidemiology course, such as the Emory
University/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention two-week
course, Epidemiology in Action or four week International
Course in Applied Epidemiology. CDC offers a self-study course,
Principles of Epidemiology which would provide the requisite
background information. Participants should also have some
practical experience in public health and professional
responsibilities for surveillance activities.
Overview and history of surveillance systems
Sources and collection of data
Analysis of data
Interpretation and communication of data
Evaluation of surveillance systems technology
Ethics and legalities
State and local concerns