Syndromic Surveillance 101 – International Society for Disease Surveillance


ISDS, in partnership with the Tufts University School of Medicine and Tufts Health Care Institute, has created an online course in syndromic surveillance. This program is designed to increase knowledge and foster collaboration between public health and clinical practitioners new to syndromic surveillance. This training is divided into four one-hour, self-paced modules and is available at no cost. Each module consists of a set of narrated slides. 

*The development of these online modules was funded by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) in 2010.

Module 1: Syndromic Surveillance Definitions, Uses, Data Types, and Syndrome Groupings

Module 2:  Evaluation of Syndromic Surveillance Data Systems, and Data Analysis

Module 3:  Response Algorithms, Data Display, and Websites

Module 4:  Strengths and Limitations of Syndromic Surveillance:  Privacy, Confidentiality and HIPAA, and the Clinician’s Role

Russian Translation

Модуль 1 Синдромный надзор: Определения, применение, тип данных и синдромное группирование

Модуль 2 Оценка систем синдромного надзора

Модуль 3 Алгоритмы реагирования

Модуль 4 Охрана прав личности, конфиденциальность и Акт по обеспечению доступности и подотчетности в медицинском страховании (HIPAA)


The curriculum for this course was originally developed under a series of ISDS Consultations funded by a cooperative agreement between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) in 2007.  The Education & Training Committee convened a small conference in May 2007 of 10 syndromic surveillance experts to develop an online continuing medical education curriculum (proceedings published in Advances in Disease Surveillance 2007).