Introduction to Contact Tracing

Offered By

Australian National University

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30 minutes
100% Online
No download
Desktop & Mobile

Course Information

Target Audience
Course Structure

Why should I take this course?

This module has been created by Australia National University and the Public Health Agency of Canada, in collaboration with the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN).
For more information and access to other GOARN capacity building and training opportunities, visit:
This online course is the first of a series of three courses, which aim to provide public health professionals with essential skills and competencies associated with designing and implementing contact tracing programs.
  • Course 1: Introduction to Contact Tracing
  • Course 2: Social Determinants, Culture and Contact Tracing
  • Course 3: Mental Health and Well-being for Contact Tracers
These courses are designed to be completed as a learning series, however, they may also be completed as stand-alone courses.

This course is ideal for

All health professionals.

What you can expect

A 30 minute eLearning course containing interactive content and activities. 

Validate your learning

Each participant receives a certificate upon course completion.

Do I need any prior qualifications or experience?

Our courses and programs have been designed to meet the needs of a broad range of trainees and qualified healthcare professionals. For most courses, we do not ask that you hold certain qualifications or meet certain criteria.
Some courses are aligned to specialist medical curricula so there is a certain level of medical knowledge required in these cases. On the whole, however, the courses and programs are accessible to a broad audience of learners.

Are the programs accredited for continuous professional development (CPD) or continuing medical education (CME)?

Our courses have been developed and are delivered by Talisium's global network of content providers including universities and various professional bodies whose work underpins CPD for healthcare professionals.
Certificates of completion will be available and can be downloaded once a course has been completed. These can be used as evidence of learning for training and CPD purposes. You will need to check with your governing body about CPD standards and requirements.
Unless otherwise stated, certificates issued through Talisium are not qualifications of any formal assessment.

Here is what you will cover in
this course 

Define contact tracing and the role of a contact tracer

Explain how contact tracing can be used to reduce disease transmission

Identify types of outbreaks where contact tracing would be considered a control measure

List the steps in contact tracing