Lesson 2 - Public Health Surveillance

Lesson 2 Objectives:

Upon completion of this lesson, you should be able to:

  • State at least 5 uses of disease surveillance information.
  • Explore some public sources of disease surveillance data.
  • Compare and contrast 5 health surveys conducted in the US with regard to the target population, sampling strategy, and purpose
  • Identify advantages and disadvantages of surveys
  • Differentiate between sampling strategies in order to select an appropriate sampling scheme for a survey