HIV Surveillance and Epidemiology modules

The HIV Surveillance and Epidemiology modules were designed as an introduction for anyone who is unfamiliar with working with HIV patients and subject matter, especially those who are now or will soon work with this population and subject area. These three sessions are for professionals in medicine, nursing, dentistry, public health, research, or other health sciences looking to gain valuable information relevant to HIV AIDS reporting, surveillance, epidemiology, and related overview.

This overview provides both the context in which the HIV epidemic exists, the details of reporting, and other systems related to HIV. Module I (15 minutes) covers HIV surveillance, its purpose, the different types of surveillance systems, and the security and confidentiality of HIV Surveillance information. Module II (28 minutes) includes the basics of epidemiology, HIV diagnosis definition, and an overview of HIV epidemiology. Module III (13 minutes) discusses the HIV treatment as prevention framework, the National HIV AIDS Strategy, the Health Research and Services Administration (HRSA) continuum of engagement, and evaluating change using surveillance data.

Each module can be watched in less than 30 minutes, meaning that one could cover all three in brief sessions or cover them consecutively. The production of the HIV Surveillance and Epidemiology Modules was funded by a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant and made possible through a partnership between the MidAmerica Public Health Training Center (MAPHTC) at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health and the Midwest AIDS Training + Education Center (MATEC) at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine.

To access the modules, please click the links below. Once you have completed each module, you can follow the link on the last slide to complete an evaluation, which is required in order to receive a Certificate of Completion. If you have any questions about these modules, please contact Estela Balderas at [email protected]
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Module I
Module II
Module III

Online Program
Target Audience: 
Advanced Practice Nurses
Disease Intervention Specialists
Health Educators
Nurse Practitioners
Oral Health Professionals
Physician Assistants
Public Health Professionals