Public Health Surveillance
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Public Health Surveillance

Course Dates   May 15-19, 2017
Deadline: May 12, 2017 or until filled
"Please note, after the deadline applicants will be accepted on a space-available basis."

Cost   Registration Fee: $1000 or $1500 for two participants coming from the same organization. Each additional participant after the first enrollee coming from the same organization pays $500 each.
(Covers tuition fee, course materials, and supplies.).
Housing and other travel expenses are NOT included.

Course Description
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.

Prerequisites
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.

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Course Location
Emory University
Rollins School of Public Health
Hubert Department of Global Health
1518 Clifton Road, Claudia Nance Rollins Bldg. Room 6001 (6th Floor)
Atlanta, Georgia 30322
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Course Topics

  • Overview and history of surveillance systems
  • Planning considerations
  • 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
  • Future considerations


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    Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University
    Co-sponsored by:
    The Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University (RSPH)
    Hubert Department of Global Health
    and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services
    Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services