53124 Health Quarantines

Course Description

The sea port, Airport& borders Health section carries out quarantine functions to prevent the introduction of dangerous infectious diseases into the country. Topics include:Introduction of health quarantine, purpose of health quarantine, difference between quarantine & isolation, international health regulations, definitions, purpose & scope, principles &responsible authorities, point of entry. General provisions, special provisions for conveyances & conveyance operators, special provisions for travelers, special provisions for goods, containers & container loading area, health documents, charges, Quarantinable communicable diseases, as an example(today’s CDC quarantine station at U.S port of entry), dismantling of quarantine station system,similarities & differences from airport environments, passenger and crew threats and cargo threats.

Learning Objective

  • After the end of this course the student will be able to:
  • 1. Identify purpose of health quarantine.
  • 2. Understand difference between quarantine and isolation.
  • 3. Explain disease prevention and control.
  • 4. Mention quarantine communicable diseases.
  • 5. List protection methods of the different quarantine diseases.



Books for this Course

  • Health Sanitation quarantines notes, Daud Ahmed M. (2014)
  • K. Park (2011): Preventive and social medicine.2nd edition
  • World Health Organization (2005): International Health Regulation (2nd edition).PDF
  • Laura B. Sivitz, Kathleen Stratton, & Georges C. (2005): Quarantine Stations at Ports of Entry Protecting the Public's Health

Times Offered

  • September 2015
  • June 2016

Course Prerequisite