Infectious Disease Surveillance

Course code EPID6470Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health

Covers the principles and conduct of Public Health surveillance. Presented in association with Hunter New England Population Health.

Available in 2014

WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesAfter completing this course, students should be able to:
1. Understand the role and function of communicable disease surveillance
2. Understand the roles of health care workers and government agencies in the surveillance process
3. Understand the uses of surveillance data
4. Understand the flow of surveillance data in Australia
5. Understand the principles of surveillance of nosocomial infections
6. Evaluate a surveillance system
ContentModules covered are:
1. Principles of Public Health surveillance and examples of successful and relevant surveillance programs
2. Evaluating and implementing surveillance systems
3. Surveillance of Healthcare associated infections
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeEPID6460-Communical Diseases is assumed knowledge.
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
External Mode
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Email Discussion Group: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for EPID6470