PLEASE NOTE: No CE or certificate are available in this free version of the course.
If you are seeking CE or a certificate of completion, you will need to enroll in the paid CE version: https://www.mitrainingcenter.org/courses/efnes0618ce
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.
Public health professionals, registered nurses, and others who would like to gain a greater understanding of epidemiology.
At the conclusion of the educational activity, participants will self-report knowledge gain of key epidemiological methods and principles using a 4-point Likert scale.
- 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
JoLynn Montgomery, PhD, MPH
The Region V Public Health Training Center is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31684 Public Health Training Centers ($924,899). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by Region V PHTC, HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.
Original Sponsor Statement:
This project was originally developed by the Michigan Center for Public Health Preparedness and supported by a Cooperative Agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, number U90/CCU524243-03. The Michigan Public Health Training Center co-sponsored the course.
Updates to the course were supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP27881 Region V Public Health Training Collaborative. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.
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