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In this introductory COVID-19 Contact Tracing course offered by Coursera in partnership with Johns Hopkins University, students will learn about the science of SARS-CoV-2 , including the infectious period, the clinical presentation of COVID-19, and the evidence for how SARS-CoV-2 is transmitted from person-to-person and why contact tracing can be such an effective public health intervention.

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Overview

The COVID-19 crisis has created an unprecedented need for contact tracing across the country, requiring thousands of people to learn key skills quickly. The job qualifications for contact tracing positions differ throughout the country and the world, with some new positions open to individuals with a high school diploma or equivalent. 

Students will learn about how contact tracing is done, including how to build rapport with cases, identify their contacts, and support both cases and their contacts to stop transmission in their communities. 

The COVID-19 Contact Tracing course offered by Coursera in partnership with Johns Hopkins University will also cover several important ethical considerations around contact tracing, isolation, and quarantine. Finally, the course will identify some of the most common barriers to contact tracing efforts -- along with strategies to overcome them.

What you will learn

  • Describe the natural history of SARS-CoV-2 , including the infectious period, the presentation of COVID-19, and evidence for how it is transmitted.
  • Define an infectious contact and timeline for public health intervention through contact tracing.
  • Demonstrate the utility of case investigation and contact tracing, identify common barriers, and possible strategies to overcome them.
  • Present some ethical considerations around contact tracing, isolation and quarantine.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Basics of COVID-19
  • Basics of Contact Tracing for COVID-19
  • Steps to Investigate Cases and Trace Their Contacts
  • Ethics of Contact Tracing and Technological Tools
  • Skills for Effective Communication
  • Final Assessment (Graded)
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Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 7 days

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Language

English

Delivered

Online
  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Beginner Level

Tuition Fee

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Funding

Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You’ll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved.

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