Course Lecturer EPIB 678 Winter

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: PartTime

Winter 2022 - EPIB 678 Communicable Disease Surveillance


Public health (PH) surveillance is the ongoing systematic collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, closely integrated with the timely dissemination of these data to those responsible for preventing and controlling disease. Infectious diseases are a specific case and have a rich history of surveillance methods and application, from their use to design public health measures to their integration in clinical care and practice.

Students who complete the course successfully will be able:

-to define PH surveillance of infectious diseases and its purposes,

-to describe the characteristics of a surveillance system and the data sources commonly used for surveillance activities,

-to appraise the utility of infectious disease and pathogen surveillance in public health and clinical practice, and

-to apply basic methods for the analysis of surveillance data

Location:2001 McGill College, room 1140

Schedule: Tuesday & Thursday, 10:05 am-11:25

Credits: 3

Hours: 39

Teaching Qualification Requirements:

Education: MD and MSc in Epidemiology with specialty training in infectious Diseases OR Ph.D. in Epidemiology or Public Health, with focus on surveillance

Experience: Expertise and experience in infectious disease epidemiology and prevention.

Please note that given the resumption of in-person teaching activities, most courses will be taught in person. Exams may however need to be administered remotely depending, mainly on the size of the class. Course Lecturers will be required to plan accordingly. Should government restrictions prohibit the resumption of in person teaching, courses will revert to remote teaching. In the event of such a change, Course Lecturers will be advised without delay. Course Lecturers may be required to prepare and deliver teaching material suited to a remote/online teaching environment using a virtual learning platform [e.g., Zoom, WebEx] and the McGill myCourses learning management system. Training and assistance on remote teaching is available through Teaching and Learning Services (TLS) . Course Lecturers are encouraged to record their lectures.

Veuillez noter qu’en raison de la reprise des activités d’enseignement en personne, la plupart des cours seront offerts en format présentiel. Il se peut toutefois que les étudiants doivent passer leurs examens à distance en fonction principalement de la taille des classes. Les chargés de cours devront planifier en conséquence. Si les restrictions gouvernementales interdisent la reprise de l'enseignement en personne, les cours reviendront à l'enseignement à distance. Dans l'éventualité d'un tel changement, les chargés de cours en seront informés sans délai. Les chargés de cours peuvent être appelés à préparer et à présenter du matériel didactique adapté à un environnement d'enseignement à distance/en ligne en utilisant une plateforme d'apprentissage virtuelle (p. ex., Zoom, WebEx) et myCourses, le système de gestion de l'apprentissage de McGill. Les Services d’enseignement et d’apprentissage (TLS) offrent de la formation et de l’assistance en matière d’enseignement à distance. Les chargés de cours sont encouragés à enregistrer leurs cours.

Hiring Unit:

Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health

Course Title:

Principles and Practice of Public Health Surveillance

Subject Code:

PPHS 616-001


Purvis 25


Tuesday and Thursday, 10:05 am-11:25 am

Deadline to Apply:


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