From Skills Online Public Health Agency of Canada

Outbreak Investigation is one of a series of Internet-based training courses of the Skills Online program, which has now closed. The aim of this program was to provide continuing education opportunities to public health practitioners across Canada. The course has been made available to Peoples-uni to allow the content to be distributed more widely for an international audience.

The purpose of the course is to introduce the basic principles and steps involved in the investigation and management of outbreaks. Learning materials focus on a systematic, methodical approach utilizing epidemiology and statistics and also reinforce the need for communication during an investigation.

Planning for Public Health is one of a series of Internet-based training courses of the Skills Online program, which has now closed. The aim of this program was to provide continuing education opportunities to public health practitioners across Canada. The course has been made available to Peoples-uni to allow the content to be distributed more widely for an international audience.

The purpose of the course is to provide an opportunity for individuals to learn about the essentials of planning in a public health context.

 

This glossary comes from the Candian Skills Online programme (now closed and made available to Peoples-uni). Except where noted, the glossary is derived from Porta, Miquel. (Ed.), (2008). A Dictionary of Epidemiology. (5th ed.). New York: Oxford University Press and Porta, Miquel. (Ed.), (2014). A Dictionary of Epidemiology. (6th ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.