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Primary Care Training Enhancement

Introduction to Disease Surveillance, Reporting, and Intervention Session Overview

This is an introduction to the public health concepts of disease surveillance, reporting, and intervention as they relate to a physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or medical student early in their training.  This is a lecture-based module with activities and videos to assist with comprehension of the material.  The module would be best delivered in a classroom setting. 

Session Length: 90 minutes

Prerequisite(s): None

Learning Objectives

  • Define disease surveillance, reporting, and intervention
  • Differentiate active surveillance from passive surveillance
  • Define common terms used in surveillance: incidence, prevalence, outbreak, epidemic, pandemic
  • Discuss the basic process and flow for disease reporting in the United States
  • Identify state reportable and national level notifiable diseases
  • Discuss possible interventions based on surveillance data and reporting

Author:  Betsy D. Ekey, MPAS, PA-C

School: University of Mount Union

Session Facilitator Guide - Introduction to Disease Surveillance, Reporting, and Intervention

Session Facilitator Guide - Intro to Disease Surveillance

Resources for Students

  1. Measles Simulator:  https://fred.publichealth.pitt.edu/florida_measles

  2. CDC National Notifiable Diseases: https://wwwn.cdc.gov/nndss/conditions/notifiable/2019/

  3. Ohio Reportable Diseases:  https://odh.ohio.gov/

Resources for Instructors

Additional Resources