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 - 2018 (Online)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this 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


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

Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for EPID6470
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