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Surveillance Systems Audio Tutorials


These presentations by Christopher Woods, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine Duke University Medical Center, provide an overview of outbreak detection and outbreak response.

Target Audience:

These learning modules are applicable to all public health, medical, veterinary, pharmacy, emergency management, hospital and other professionals interested in public health preparedness. These modules are created by faculty and guest lecturers at the UNC-CH School of Public Health and are equivalent to graduate level content.

Educational Objectives:

  • Identify the necessary steps in establishing a surveillance system.
  • Identify appropriate uses of surveillance data.
  • Identify the key components of a surveillance system evaluation.
  • Outline the benefits of automated and syndrome-based surveillance.
  • Discuss methods of outbreak detection.
  • Identify the steps of outbreak response.

Surveillance Systems: Using and Presenting Surveillance Data & Evaluation of a Surveillance System

Primary Toolkit:

EQUIPh Toolkit

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Institutional Author:

North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness





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