Learning objectives:

  • Be aware of the role of epidemiology in public health
  • Become familiar with the description of a public health problem in terms of morbidity and mortality
  • Understand the role of surveillance in Public Health and its basic concepts and principles

References:

Learning Resources:

  • EPIET lecture powerpoint: introduction to surveillance
  • PH101 Workshop presentation powerpoint on Surveillance
  • Watch this video on the 1854 Cholera Outbreak in London (if you do not see anything below, please set up your browser to 'allow content from unauthenticated sources': in Chrome this is a small shield at the right of your URL address line):