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What is health surveillance and health intelligence?

Health surveillance and health intelligence are critical components of modern health systems, but they are particularly useful in bioterrorism and biosecurity. Health surveillance refers to the deliberate process of collecting …

Acknowledgements

We would finally like to acknowledge the support and efforts of Mr Mel Chavez and the UNSW Sydney Portfolio of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) for their extensive support. We also acknowledge …

Conclusion

Congratulations on completing the Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Public Health Dimensions course! It has been a pleasure having you on board for the journey. Get extra benefits, upgrade your course You …

Governance of biological threats

The governance of high risk biological agents and Dual Research of Concern technologies and activities has been a key priority of governments, research institutes and concerned individuals. The main framework …

Policy and ethical issues

In this presentation, we describe the policy and regulatory measures that aim to limit the risk, both locally and globally of bioterrorism. There are many aspects of biosecurity that may …

Pandemic chapter 5

In this video, respected Professor Antonia Hardy, who was one of the few people who could develop a vaccine against the new virus, is interviewed by the policeman Alex Papoulia. …

Epidemiology of outbreaks

In this presentation, we discuss the kinds of skills that people who investigate outbreaks have to have. We provide examples of the way outbreak information is presented and analysed, to …

Pandemic chapter 4

Who should respond to intentional infectious disease threats? How do first responders prepare themselves for their response? The risk of infection adds a whole level of additional complexity and danger …

Preparing for Week 4

Important aspects of management of outbreaks In Week 4 we will introduce important aspects of management of outbreaks, firstly by touching again on the epidemiology of outbreaks, and then exploring …

What we have learnt

Health surveillance and health intelligence In this week we introduced health surveillance and health intelligence as important tools for investigating outbreaks. The importance of using health surveillance and health intelligence …

Sverdlovsk anthrax outbreak 1979 – the impact

The Sverdlovsk anthrax outbreak 1979 – the impact In this presentation you will explore the impact of the outbreak, the aftermath and reaction in the international scientific community, and the …