Infectious Disease Surveillance

10 Units

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

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Medicine and Public Health
Availability Semester 2 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)

After 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

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) N/A
Transition N/A
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge EPID6460-Communical Diseases is assumed knowledge.
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
External Mode
Teaching Methods Email Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments -
Contact Hours
  • Self Directed Learning: for 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Email Discussion Group: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EPID6470

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