Infectious Disease Surveillance


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


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  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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. A knowledge of the uses of surveillance data

4. Understand the flow of surveillance data in Australia

5. Experience in evaluating surveillance systems

6. A basic understanding of how to initiate a communicable disease surveillance system

7. Principles of surveillance of healthcare-associated infections


Modules 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)

This course replaces the following course(s): . Students who have successfully completed are not eligible to enrol in EPID6470.

Assumed Knowledge

EPID6460-Communical Diseases is assumed knowledge.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Assessments 1,2 and 3

Online Learning Activity: Blackboard Discussion

Contact Hours

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Online Activity

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Contact hours are an indication only.

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term