Emergency Preparedness Capabilities: policy development, adaptation, and implementation (Module 1)

Dates/duration

October 2021 / 4hours

Location

More information to be provided. 

 

Objectives/intended learning outcomes

This training is one of the building blocks of the preparedness courses. It is designed to inform those involved in coordinating the response to a public health emergency. Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • determine the goals and objectives of the existing policies for infection control and treatment guidance
  • determine the goals and objectives of the existing policies for population-based disease control
  • understand the mechanisms for adapting and flexibly implementing infectious disease policies in a way that incorporates evolving scientific information during a disease outbreak.

 

Target audience

The target audience for this competency-based training are experts at the local, country or regional (international) levels working in public health preparedness who may act as operational leads designing and implementing the preparedness response strategy at national and if appropriate sub-national level.

 

Description

The training is part of a two modules course designed to inform those involved in coordinating the response to a public health emergency. Each module is a mixture of short lectures, scenario-based group discussions and interactive activities designed to address the learning objectives. The training will also include an introductory and evaluation session.

Note: This course is not open for public enrolment. Participation is through invitation by the focal point of the respective disease programme or function areas which is guided by the framework of collaboration between ECDC and the Coordinating Competent Bodies of Member States.