What you'll learn
- Describe basic concepts in the study of infections with a special emphasis on recent outbreaks such as Ebola, COVID-19, Monkeypox & more
- Identify ethical considerations of isolation, quarantine, and obtaining private health information by contact tracing
- Develop an approach to overcome barriers to contact tracing
- Define a case, identify contacts, and recommend infection management as per CDC guidelines
- Interest in public health
Welcome to this Contact Tracing course! If you want to work as a Contact Tracer helping to stop the spread of the current COVID-19 global pandemic and similar viral threats, then this is the only course you need to get you on your way. This course will introduce you to key concepts of contact tracing and its importance as a public health strategy to reduce transmission of diseases like COVID-19 and equip you to join a team of contact tracers. At 4 hours, this course is what you need to know to prepare you to be an effective Contact Tracer, even if you have no prior experience.
With a series of videos, articles, and other resources you will be engaged from start to finish building the skills and knowledge necessary to work as a Contact Tracer. Your completion of this interactive course will enable you to serve as a contact tracer and solve a critical workforce need during a public health crisis. This course comprises required learning modules and assessments that will take you approximately four hours to complete. It employs the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and training objectives from the World Health Organization (WHO), and has been written to maximize efficient training through accurate, ethical, and legal principles during this vital public health intervention. After completing this course, you will have the knowledge necessary to conduct contact tracing, and you will earn a certificate of completion, which can be added to your CV/resume and contribute to employment prospects.
Who this course is for:
- Undergraduate and graduate level students
- Job seekers who wish to work remotely
- Career changers seeking a better work-life balance
- Anyone interested in becoming a Contact Tracer to help stop the spread of COVID-19 & Monkeypox
Crystel Harb is an Assistant Professor of Public Health at the University of Texas at San Antonio and an Adjunct Professor of Microbiology & Infectious Diseases at San Antonio College. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Master of Public Health in Epidemiology with a concentration in Global Health, and is currently earning her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree and seeking to become Board-certified in Family Medicine. Throughout the years, she has taught undergraduate-level, graduate-level, and nursing courses focusing on human diseases and epidemiology. She previously worked at the Texas State Department of Health & Human Services as an epidemiologist, and has conducted research in several areas including: public health surveillance, outbreak management & infection control, as well as cancer research and pharmacology medicine. She recently published her first academic textbook available through LuluPress with an epidemiological global health concentration and special consideration to the current COVID-19 public health pandemic.
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