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Using ESSENCE IV — A Self-Paced Training Course is a CD-ROM training tool that provides interactive guidance to public health and healthcare providers in the understanding and use of surveillance software system, Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-based Epidemics or ESSENCE. It contains an objectives-based learning assessment that will introduce the software and highlight its values and applications through a series of modules:
Module 1 describes the purpose of the software and its importance as a syndromic surveillance system;
Module 2 navigates users through the application and learn the various functions of each page;
Module 3 educates the user on the various statistical functions and algorithms employed in the system;
Module 4 explores the use of alerts and queries in daily surveillance; and
Module 5 applies the user's training to the investigation of “real-life” public health scenarios.
The training tool incorporates the guidance and expertise provided by Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab in the development of this product.
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