What is public health surveillance?
If public health is about promoting and protecting the health of people, then surveillance is one of the main ways we continuously gather, analyze and interpret health relevant data to achieve this end.
Surveillance can warn us about impending public health emergencies. It can reveal how well an intervention has worked. And, with surveillance, we are better positioned to anticipate and respond to public health threats with effective policies and strategies.
Who should attend?
These courses are ideal for practitioners, clinicians and policy developers working in health services, health systems, government and non-governmental organizations.
If you have experience in one or more of these areas – but have limited exposure to the theory and practice of surveillance – the knowledge you gain will broaden your understanding and influence how you approach your work.
Learn from leading experts in public health surveillance and expand your tool box of skills. Register to learn how you can use surveillance to be more effective in your job.
Introduction to Public Health Surveillance 4.5 days May 30 -June 3, 2011 Donald Schopflocher Larry Svenson C$750
Infectious Disease Outbreak Investigations 2 days May 26 - 27, 2011 Kim Simmonds
Geographic Information Science in Public Health 2 days June 6 - 7 2011 Niko Yiannakoulias C$550
Data Analysis for Public Health Surveillance 2 days June 13 - 14, 2011 Donald Schopflocher C$550
4075 Research Transition Facility
Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1
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