The "Infectious Disease" training is a three module sequence covering a sampling of those areas of infectious disease relevant to public health professionals in the United States.
The course begins with a of discussion of areas considered by the CDC to be the most important public health successes of the 20th century. Control of certain major infectious diseases is a significant aspect of these successes. Other topics addressed in this training include major gram positive and gram negative bacterial illnesses, selected viral, protozoal, prior, rickettsial and vaccine preventable disease. A large portion of this training is devoted to various clinical aspects of sexually transmitted disease and pandemic influenza. While these modules only represent a small sample of infectious disease, it is hoped that enrollees will gain an appreciation of the vast scope of this subject area and its importance to modern public health.
- Recognize the significance of infectious disease as a public health issue
- Identify the types of pathogens involved in infectious disease and common routes of disease transmission
- Define basic terminology used in the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases
- Identify the most common effects of selected infectious diseases
- Identify public health measures useful in addressing selected infectious diseases
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