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- The H1N1 virus that caused that pandemic is now a regular human flu virus and continues to circulate seasonally worldwide.
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Centers for Public Health Preparedness (CPHP):
Online Training Materials Related to the Novel Influenza A (H1NI) Outbreak
May 12, 2009 12:00 PM ET
South Central Center for Public Health Preparedness
Principles of Emerging Infectious Diseases
This course will introduce participants to basic concepts and terminology of infectious diseases. Topics include: transmission dynamics of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases; various factors that contribute to the emergence and re-emergence of key infectious diseases; steps and decision points in managing an outbreak; specific intervention and prevention strategies, including those relating to the protection of public health workers; and the role of state health departments vis-à-vis emerging infectious diseases.
Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Public Health Surveillance
This course will introduce participants to basic concepts and terminology of infectious disease epidemiology and public health surveillance. Course topics include: key characteristics of microbial agents and their common modes of transmission; measures of association between disease and exposure; common study designs in observational research; sensitivity and specificity and its application to infectious disease diagnosis; types and sources of data, and uses of infectious disease surveillance systems.
Infectious Disease Transmission Dynamics
This course will introduce participants to basic concepts and terminology of infectious disease transmission dynamics. Course topics include: transmission dynamics of infectious diseases; identification of the main reservoirs, sources, ports of entry, and ports of exit of human pathogens; the relations between microorganisms and humans; the routes of infectious disease transmission; emerging vector-borne infections; emerging and reemerging sexually transmitted diseases; food borne and waterborne diseases; and the implications of food supply globalization on the emerging infections.
Factors for the Emergence/Reemergence of Infectious Diseases
This course will introduce participants to the factors for the emergence/reemergence of infectious diseases. Topics include: mechanisms of the development of antimicrobial resistance; the ways in which environmental and ecological factors influence infectious diseases; and transmission dynamics of infectious diseases.
Infectious Disease Prevention and Control
This course will introduce participants to basic concepts of infectious disease prevention and control. Course topics include concepts of disease control, elimination, and eradication and key strategies for infectious disease control and prevention in the context of past successes and failures.
Berkeley Center for Infectious Disease Preparedness at University of California at Berkeley School of Public Health
Hand Hygiene in Context
In an era of heightened focus of the effects of healthcare-associated infections, antibiotic-resistant organisms, nationwide food borne outbreaks, and a looming threat of pandemic influenza, hand hygiene (or the lack thereof) is also entering the national awareness. Are you wondering how one could talk about hand hygiene for 90 minutes? Check it out. This workshop will review the whos, whats, whys, and hows of hand hygiene. Practical knowledge and references will be provided. How much do you know?
Contact: Christine Siador
Phone: (510) 643-4926
Florida Center for Public Health Preparedness University of South Florida College of Public Health
Basic Epidemiology Overview
Understand common communicable and infectious disease terms.
Field Questionnaire Methodology
Understand methods for developing/writing/testing field questionnaires.
Basic Interview Techniques
Increase awareness of interview techniques & strategies.
Epidemiological Contact Investigation
Understand the steps of contact investigation & strategies to employ to conduct an effective contact investigation.
Surveillance: Post-event Strategies
Understand surveillance purpose and use in post-event epidemiologic investigation.
Understand epidemiology and surveillance for influenza.
Upper Midwest Center for Public Health Preparedness
Biosafety: Avoiding Laboratory Acquired Infections (LAIs)
This course is intended for laboratorians who handle biological and microbiological samples in clinical, reference, public health, animal, research or teaching laboratories.
Pigs and Public Health: An Overview of Selected Zoonotic Diseases of Swine
Video archive of Grand Rounds presentation, November 13, 2007.
Contact: Angela Harding
Phone: (319) 335-8451
Michigan Center for Public Health Preparedness at the University of Michigan School of Public Health
Public Health Response at International Ports of Entry
This is a ten-module course that explains the role of federal quarantine stations, as well as other agencies and partners, in communicable disease control at airports, seaports and land borders. The role of public health professionals, acting as surge capacity personnel, to support quarantine station personnel is described. Information about screening, detecting and intervening with passengers ill or at risk for serious communicable diseases is explained. Each module may be taken by itself.
Human Health and Animal Disease: An Epidemiologic Collision?
Infectious agents transmitted from animals to humans have caused 11 of 12 of the major global disease outbreaks over the last decade, including avian influenza. This symposium focused on the critical interface between human health and animal disease and considered the question, "Are human health and animal infections on an epidemiologic collision course?"
Contact: Jo Lynn Montgomery
Phone: (734) 763-2330
University of Minnesota Center for Public Health Preparedness at University of Minnesota School of Public Health
This training defines traditional and syndromic surveillance methods and explains how disease outbreaks are detected and investigated.
Contact: Sue Larson
Phone: (612) 626-4525
North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Public Health
This training is an overview of Avian Influenza. On-line module (1/2 hour).
Northwest Center for Public Health Preparedness University of Washington School of Public Health
Introduction to Outbreak Investigation
This module outlines specific steps to take in determining if you have an outbreak on your hands, who should be involved in the investigation, the science behind it all, and how to communicate your findings to the public via the media.
Contact: Luann D'Ambrosio
Phone: (206) 543-2659
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