Johns Hopkins University Free Online Course on COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Course in Medicine
  • Online

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 18014
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded

Opportunity Description

About this course

This introductory course will teach students the science of SARS-CoV-2, including the infectious period, the clinical presentation of COVID-19, and the evidence for how SARS-CoV-2 is transferred from person-to-person and the reason that contact tracing can be such an effective public health measure. Therefore, learners will learn about how contact tracing is done, including how to build rapport with cases, determine their contacts, and support both cases and their contacts to curb transmission in their communities.

Additionally, it will also look at several important ethical considerations around contact tracing, isolation, and quarantine. Lastly, the course will identify some of the most common obstacles to contact tracing efforts — along with strategies to tackle them.

Course details:

Course developer: Johns Hopkins University

Language: English

Course provider: Coursera

Learning mode: Self-paced

Subject: COVID-19 & Health

Price: Free

Level: Beginner

Duration: Approx. 5 hours to complete

Start date: As per your schedule

Learning objectives

In this course you will learn how to:

  • Explain the natural history of SARS-CoV-2, including the infectious period, the presentation of COVID-19, and evidence for how it is transmitted.
  • Define a transmittable contact and timeline for public health intervention through contact tracing.
  • Prove the utility of case investigation and contact tracing, identify common hurdles, and possible strategies to overcome them.
  • Understand some ethical considerations around contact tracing, isolation and quarantine.

Course syllabus

You can find the full course syllabus on the main page through the link below.

Skills you will gain

  • Ethics
  • Active Listening
  • Public Health
  • Contact Tracing
  • Epidemiology

Course benefits

  • Earn a certificate upon completion
  • easily shareable_ you can share it elsewhere
  • The world’s leading university offers this course
  • Flexible deadline
  • 100% online

How to apply?

Interested learners can apply for this course very easily just by completing an ‘enrolment’.

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