Syndromic Surveillance 101: Educational Modules
An Introduction to Syndromic Surveillance for Clinicians and Public Health Practitioners
The International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS), Tufts University School of Medicine, and Tufts Health Care Institute are jointly sponsoring this online course, comprised of a series of modules.

This course has been developed with funding from the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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This series of four learning modules provides an overview of syndromic surveillance: the use of near “real-time” pre-diagnostic data and statistical tools to detect and characterize unusual disease activity for further public health investigation.
  • Introduce syndromic surveillance to public health practitioners, physicians and other health care providers who are not familiar with syndromic surveillance.
  • Increase knowledge of syndromic surveillance for other interested practitioners.
  • Stimulate healthcare provider cooperation and involvement with syndromic surveillance.
Featured Activities
Syndromic Surveillance: Definitions, Uses, Data Types, and Syndromic Groupings
Recorded December, 2010
Evaluation of Syndromic Surveillance Systems; Data Analysis
Recorded December, 2010
Response Algorithms; Data Display/Websites
Recorded March, 2011
Privacy, Confidentiality, and HIPAA; Syndromic Surveillance: Strengths and Limitations; and Clinician Role
Recorded March, 2011