Course

PROGRAM DESIGN

Workshop 1 (Week 1)

  • Disease
  • Monitoring & evaluation
  • Descriptive epidemiology

Field Projects (Weeks 2-6 1/2)

  • Data analysis & quality audit
  • Brief surveillance summary report

Workshop 2 (Weeks 6 1/2-7 1/2)

  • Present results
  • Outbreak investigation & response
  • Lab collection & transport
  • Problem analysis
  • Communication

Field Projects (Weeks 7 1/2-11)

  • Case reporting
  • Outbreak reporting
  • Expanded surveilance summary reporting
  • Surveilance quality problem analysis

Workshop 3 (Week 12)

  • Present results
  • Completion ceremony

 

 

SCHEDULE

1st Cohort

Schedule - 1st Cohort

Starting

Ending

08.03.15
08.07.15
Field Work
08.10.15
09.13.15
09.14.15
09.18.15
Field Work
09.19.15
10.25.15
11.02.15
11.03.15
Course Evaluation
02.29.16
03.04.16
Course Revision
09.21.15
10.23.15

2nd Cohort

Schedule - 2nd Cohort

Starting

Ending

11.09.15
11.14.15
Field Work
11.16.15
12.22.15
01.11.16
01.15.16
Field Work
01.18.16
02.19.16
02.25.16
02.26.16
Course Evaluation
05.23.16
05.27.16
Course Revision
01.18.16
02.19.16

3rd Cohort

Schedule - 3rd Cohort

Starting

Ending

02.29.16
03.05.16
Field Work
03.7.16
04.15.16
04.18.16
04.22.16
Field Work
04.25.16
05.27.16
05.30.16
05.31.16
Course Evaluation
TBD
TBD
Course Revision
TBD
TBD

CURRICULUM

Workshop 1

Workshop 1 addresses the importance of surveillance; surveillance data collection, analysis, and interpretation; surveillance data quality assessment; monitoring and evaluation of reporting sites; and responding to surveillancefindings.

Objectives

    • Recognize importance of collecting and summarizing/reviewing surveillance data regularly to monitor health conditions in the community and to provide information for public health decision-making
    • Conduct or review basic data collection
    • Perform descriptive data analysis and descriptive epidemiology
    • Write a surveillance summary report
    • Conduct monitoring and evaluation of surveillance data collection, analysis, and reporting

 

Lessons
Exercises
Introduction to Public Health Surveillance
Diagram your surveillance system
 
 
Public Health Surveillance - Collecting Data
List your reportable diseases
Complete case forms
 
 
Case Definitions and Line Listings
Applying case definitions
Develop a line listing
 
 
Data Quality
Assess data quality
 
 
Analyzing Data – Summary Statistics
Prepare an analysis plan
Calculate measures of central location
Calculate measures of frequency

Field Work 1

Participants return to their jobs where they perform data quality audit and feedback visits to reporting sites, conduct an analysis of their office’s surveillance data analysis, and summarize their analysis in a brief written report.

Workshop 2

In workshop 2, participants present their field projects. They also learn about outbreak investigation and response, specimen collection and transport, problem analysis, report writing, oral presentation skills and methods, and, optionally, stakeholder analysis.

Objectives

    • Assist on an outbreak response team
    • Collaborate with the district laboratory for specimen collection and testing
    • Make actionable recommendations based on data
    • Analyze the cause of a quality problem
    • Prepare oral and written communications for a public health decision maker
    • Deliver an oral presentation to a technical audienceg

Field Work 2

Participants return to their jobs and complete any TWO of the following assignments:

    • Conduct and write a report of a case investigation
    • Participate in and write a report of an outbreak investigation
    • Write an expanded surveillance summary report
    • Conduct an analysis of surveillance quality problem and recommend improvements

Workshop 3

Participants reconvene for final presentations and discussion. Those who successfully complete the program receive a certificate of completion.

 

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