About this course

Designed by Public Health Specialists, this course will enable the learner to:  

  1. Understand the difference between testing for diagnostic and screening purposes;
  2. Compare lab testing and point of care testing:
  3. Differentiate between the kinds of tests for SARS-CoV-2
  4. Understand the technique for safely and effectively taking a sputum sample, a nasal swab, and oropharyngeal swab and a nasopharyngeal swab
  5. Understanding the results
  6. Know ways to increase safety while testing/screening
  7. Describe the importance of removing biohazards waste safety and disinfecting your work area

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • A message from your instructor

    • How to use this course

    • Before we begin...

  • 2

    Let's get started!

    • Course Materials to Download

    • Module 1: Diagnosis and Screening

    • Module 2: Collecting Samples for SARS-CoV-2 Testing

    • Module 3: Safe and Organized Testing for COVID-19

    • Test your learning

  • 3

    Next Steps...

    • More resources for you

    • Before you go...