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CHS 379 - Public Health Disease Investigation

(3 units)
Introduction to epidemiological disease investigation practices: respiratory diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, enteric diseases, and vector-borne diseases. Analyze case studies, perform mock investigations, and complete external trainings (e.g., Contact Tracing, Incident Command System, and State Security & Confidentiality). May be a prerequisite for certain disease investigation internship opportunities in CHS 494.

Maximum units a student may earn: 3

Prerequisite(s): CHS 101 ; CHS 200 ; at least Sophomore Standing.

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall and Spring

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. describe and demonstrate the fundamentals of disease investigation and contact tracing across a variety of infectious diseases.
2. explain the importance of confidentiality and HIPAA laws in the context of disease investigation and contact tracing.
3. apply motivational interviewing techniques and build rapport with patients to provide meaningful support.
4. identify what authority a public health entity possesses and distinguish the difference between isolation and quarantine.
5. examine how a public health agency receives and reports infectious diseases on a local and national level.
6. compare etiological differences of respiratory diseases, sexual diseases, enteric diseases, and vector-borne diseases.
7. describe the Incident Command System (ICS) the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
8. examine how public health preparedness influences emerging infectious diseases.


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