Course Description

This self-paced, 10-hour training (i.e., ~6 hours online modules with 3-4 hours of prep/activities) covers the necessary contact tracing components such as: disease transmission, case isolation and quarantine as a public health measure, ethics/privacy regarding data collection, health equity and vulnerable populations, cultural sensitivity, risk communication, motivational interviewing, and developing rapport/trust. A novel feature of the program is a culminating applied experience where trainees not only conduct an actual contact tracing phone call and receive feedback, but they complete data collection and data entry assessments, which must be successfully “passed” to demonstrate competency. In short, this training will enable people to readily transition into the jurisdiction-specific protocol training offered by local/state public health and start calling.

For more information email: contact.tracing@temple.edu

How do I receive a certificate my contact tracing training certificate?

Once you've completed the entire course, you will have the option to receive the certificate. Temple faculty, staff, students, and alumni receive the certificate at no cost; all others can pay $50 to obtain the certificate of completion. Proceeds from this certificate finance student education in epidemiology and biostatistics.

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Section Title
Temple’s Public Health Contact Tracing Training
Online, self paced
Jan 01, 2024 to Dec 31, 2024
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Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $0.00