In general, after attending the workshop, the participant should be:
- Familiar with interactive and adult learning methods, e.g. case studies;
- Able to lecture on surveillance, outbreak investigation, and epidemiological VPD research
- Able to facilitate case studies in these areas;
- Be able to define the target audience and to adjust material/contents
- Mobilise resources (human, budget, etc) to organise training in this area.
Specifically, after the Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop participants are expected to be able to:
- give a lecture on Surveillance of VPDs and to facilitate case-studies to enable participants:
- Describe the rationale for surveillance of VPDs;
- Describe how surveillance can contribute to decision making regarding implementation of vaccines and evaluation of vaccination programmes;
- Describe the epidemiological principles and methods for the surveillance of vaccine preventable disease (both clinical and laboratory), including the main sources of data;
- Describe the different requirements of surveillance of VPDs; Compare the strengths and weaknesses of alternative sources of data in terms of these requirements;
- Describe the relevant European networks for surveillance of VPDs.
- Describe the epidemiological principles and methods for surveillance of adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) after licensure (passive, enhanced passive, active)
- give a lecture on Outbreak Investigation of VPDs and to facilitate case-studies to enable participants:
- Describe the rationale for outbreak investigations of VPDs;
- List general causes for VPD outbreaks;
- Develop study questions given a specific outbreak of a VPD;
- Describe study designs for outbreak investigation of VPD and their main outcomes of interest:
- i. descriptive studies (burden of disease, hypothesis generation, secondary attack rates, estimation of Re)
- ii. analytical studies (vaccine effectiveness, risk factors for vaccine failure, risk factors for non-vaccination);
- Describe the main challenges and possible approaches to these in outbreak investigation of VPDs;
- Give examples of the use of results of outbreak investigations of VPD in the design and implementation of vaccination policy.