340.766.11 | AY 2013-2014 - Summer Inst. Term | 2 Credit(s)
MTWThF 1:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    Carlos Castillo-Salgado
    Emily Gurley
    Guest Faculty
    Rene F. Najera
  • Course Learning Objectives

    This course will prepare you to be able to do the following:

    • Describe different design in basic surveillance including active and passive surveillance programs
    • Identify the essential components of the surveillance cycle
    • List the attributes of a functional public health surveillance program
    • Identify the methods and use of descriptive epidemiology for surveillance data
    • Describe methods for presentation of surveillance data
  • Course Description
    Covers epidemiological methods and analyses for public health surveillance, including novel measurement approaches for “real and near real time” surveillance, syndrome surveillance and surveillance of public health events. Students learn interpretation of analytic strategies including descriptive and inferential epidemiological methods for surveillance data.
  • Intended Audience
    JHSPH students and Summer Institute participants
  • Methods of Assessment

    Labs- 60%; and Class/lab participation- 40%.

  • Prerequisites

    340.608 Observational Epid or 340.769 Epidemiologic Methods 

  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

  • Academic Ethics Code

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

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