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Module 7: Outbreak Investigation & Disease Control
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After completing this module, students will be able to:

  1. Identify methods used for disease surveillance and describe situations requiring active versus passive surveillance
  2. Describe the steps of an outbreak investigation
  3. Propose strategies for prioritizing limited resources during an outbreak
  4. Recommend preventive measures to reduce spread of disease in the community and in healthcare settings
  5. Apply the basic tenets of risk communication to share health information with the public


Class Lecture Material

Outbreak Investigation (Video - 52:01 minutes)

Outbreak Investigation (PowerPoint)

Outbreak Investigation Transcript (PDF)


Surveillance (Video - 26:33 minutes)

Surveillance (PowerPoint)

Surveillance Transcript (PDF)


Supplemental Material

Outbreak of Tuberculosis in a Homeless Men's Shelter - Student Guide (PDF)



Outbreak Investigation and Disease Control - PowerPoint References (PDF)

Outbreak Investigation and Disease Control - Resources (PDF)

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