Available in 2018

Course handbook


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

Availability2018 Course Timetables

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  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will 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. 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

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