Strengthening health security by implementing the International Health Regulations (2005)

Role of the laboratory in surveillance

Main competency to be acquired

Identify the role of the laboratory in public health surveillance.

Specific learning objectives

  • understand how the laboratory can contribute to epidemiological surveillance:
  • understand the principles of laboratory-based surveillance.

Teaching material

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