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Contact Tracing During the Covid-19 Pandemic

East Baltimore
4th term
1 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Asynchronous Online with Some Synchronous Online
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Course Instructors:
priya duggal

Are you interested in real-world experience with how contact tracing is done to identify those at risk of infection? The pandemic has resulted in millions of infections; how do we use public health measures to control the spread?

Provides basic elements and methodology of contact tracing and practical experience by executing these newly learned skills. Reviews current issues and concerns encountered by students. Evaluates and promulgates best practices in contact tracing.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain the purpose of contact tracing and the potential impact on epidemic trajectory
  2. Describe the process for contact tracing
  3. Practice the skills required in conducting contact tracing
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 30% Discussion
  • 50% Perform accurate contact tracing within JHH
  • 20% Self-assessments

Enrollment Restriction:

JHU-enrolled graduate students

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

E-mail Shruti Mehta with a cc to Priya Duggal

For consent, contact:

Special Comments:

students are expected to have completed the JHSPH Coursera Contact Tracing course and 340.873 3rd term.