Training objectives

Aims of the Course Programme

1. Epidemiology:

  • To know the epidemiology of LD
  • To know the value, steps and methods of an epidemiological LD outbreak investigation
  • To understand the LD surveillance system at European level (including case definition, what to report, when and to whom)
  • To understand the principles involved in preparing a questionnaire for an epidemiological LD outbreak investigation
  • To understand/interpret the results of an epidemiological LD outbreak investigation.

2. Clinical microbiology

  • To know the clinical laboratory methods available to confirm a diagnosis of LD, the time they take and their limitations
  • To know the role and value of the clinical laboratory methods in an LD outbreak investigation
  • To understand the importance of rapid communication of the laboratory results
  • To understand/interpret the clinical laboratory results in an LD outbreak investigation.

3. Environment:

  • To know the common settings and sources of LD outbreaks, especially how manmade environments favours growth of Legionella.
  • To understand the principles of a risk assessment in an LD outbreak investigation
  • To know the common measures to control LD outbreaks
  • To carry out a risk assessment as part of an LD outbreak investigation
  • To understand/interpret the environmental laboratory results in an LD outbreak Investigation.
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