Surveillance Exercise

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Source: EPIET 2000 (minor revision: EPIET 2004)
Date published
Oct, 2002
Last updated
22 Jan 2020


The purpose of this exercise is for participants to carefully determine the attributes required for a surveillance system in relation to a specific disease or pathogen.

After this exercise, the participant will be able to:

  • understand the disease as a public health problem
  • understand the current or planned public health strategy
  • describe the objectives of surveillance: what action is planned and how the surveillance data will contribute to this action, and
  • use the comprehensive list of the attributes of surveillance systems, and identify the key characteristics needed to ensure that the system is capable of achieving its objectives.