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Contact Tracing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

East Baltimore
Note: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, this course was held in a virtual/online format.
4th Term
Academic Year
2020 - 2021
Instruction Method
Asynchronous Online with Some Synchronous Online
Auditors Allowed
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Next Offered
2024 - 2025
Are you interested in real-world experience with how contact tracing is done to identify those at risk of infection? The pandemic has resulted in millions of infections; how do we use public health measures to control the spread?
Provides basic elements and methodology of contact tracing and practical experience by executing these newly learned skills. Reviews current issues and concerns encountered by students. Evaluates and promulgates best practices in contact tracing.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Explain the purpose of contact tracing and the potential impact on epidemic trajectory
  2. Describe the process for contact tracing
  3. Practice the skills required in conducting contact tracing
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 30% Discussion
  • 50% Perform accurate contact tracing within JHH
  • 20% Self-assessments
Enrollment Restriction
JHU-enrolled graduate students
Special Comments

students are expected to have completed the JHSPH Coursera Contact Tracing course and 340.873 3rd term.