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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.