Module 1: Cluster detection and initial investigation

Learning objectives:

By the end of this module, learners should be able to:

  • Describe how national enteric illness outbreaks are identified using laboratory surveillance data,
  • Design a line list for an outbreak investigation that includes demographic, laboratory, and exposure information,
  • Create confirmed, probable, and suspect case definitions for an outbreak investigation,
  • Understand how a multi-jurisdictional outbreak investigation is coordinated in Canada, and
  • List key components of an epidemiologic summary.

Module 1 sections: