Face to Face
August & November 2023
2023 Course 1: From 1 - 4 August in Hobart at the University of Tasmania’s, Medical Science Precinct, Lecture Theatre 105.
2023 Course 2: From 13 - 16 November in Melbourne at the Melbourne Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth Street.
About this short course
This course will provide you with the essential background on the surveillance systems used in public health, and the strengths and limitations of the data held within those systems.
You will gain the skills and knowledge required to perform descriptive analyses of surveillance data, how to interpret surveillance data appropriately to inform public health action and established methods of evaluating surveillance systems to ensure they are fit for purpose.
Who should do this course?
This short course is a great opportunity for professional development and has been specifically designed for those working within local, state, national or international governments, as well as notifiers, data recipients and other participants in public health surveillance. As a participant you will be able to draw on your own experience during the course.
The course comprises a four-day, face-to-face workshop. The workshop will incorporate interactive lectures, examples and activities to enable you to apply the learning within your own contexts.
On completion of your course you will receive a digital certificate, to demonstrate your developmental achievement.
What you will learn
Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
- Perform descriptive analysis of surveillance data.
- Explain the strengths and limitations of surveillance data and interpret surveillance data appropriately.
- Describe the different types of surveillance systems used in public health, their objectives, and how surveillance data is used for public health action.
- Apply surveillance system attributes to evaluate a surveillance system in public health.