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EpiPulse training30 Nov 20201. Migration to EpiPulse

This information on the migration from EPIS, TESSy and TTT to EpiPulse is information to read before taking the e-learning for EpiPulse users, and takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. 

Upon completion of reading this information, you will be able to:

  • Understand the migration from previous surveillance systems to EpiPulse 
  • Understand which changes have been made in reporting of information
  • Understand who has which permissions

This information will be especially useful to former users of EPIS, TESSy and TTT who will be using EpiPulse in the future.

EpiPulse training30 Nov 20203. EpiPulse Webinar series

Date

 From April 2021

 Duration  45-60 minute webinars

Objectives /    Learning Outcomes  

This webinar series is a complement to the e-learning on EpiPulse.

The overall objective of the webinars is to create a space for the users of EpiPulse to see demonstrations of EpiPulse key functionality and enable them to ask questions. 

Each webinar will have specific objectives.

Target audience  

This webinar series is available only to users of EpiPulse.

Description  

Webinars will be an hybrid between demonstration of key functionality of EpiPulse and questions from the audience.
By enrolling in this series you will be automatically subscribed to the announcements board for the webinar series, to which you may unsubscribe later.
COVID-19 e-learning19 Nov 2020 e-Learning for front-line managers on COVID-19 response to vulnerable populations (24 languages)

This e-learning course is designed for front-line managers of institutions hosting or serving people who are medially or socially vulnerable to the impact of COVID-19. It is a non-moderated and self-paced course. You can decide when to start it, interrupt and resume to continue at any time. In total, the course is designed to take from 1 to 3 hours to complete. The content of this course is available in all 24 EU official working languages.

Upon completion of this e-learning course you will be able to:

  1. Define some groups that are medically or socially vulnerable to COVID-19.
  2. Identify the good practices developed by Member States in order to support these populations.
  3. Identify the special provisions to mitigate the challenges of people in: 

- Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCF)
- Prisons
- Migration and detention centres

To delete19 Nov 2020testing totara13

This e-learning course is designed for front-line managers of institutions hosting or serving people who are medially or socially vulnerable to the impact of COVID-19. It is a non-moderated and self-paced course. You can decide when to start it, interrupt and resume to continue at any time. In total, the course is designed to take from 1 to 3 hours to complete. The content of this course is available in all 24 EU official working languages.

Upon completion of this e-learning course you will be able to:

  1. Define some groups that are medically or socially vulnerable to COVID-19.
  2. Identify the good practices developed by Member States in order to support these populations.
  3. Identify the special provisions to mitigate the challenges of people in: 

- Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCF)
- Prisons
- Migration and detention centres

2020 catalogue16 Nov 2020Control of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) in healthcare settings

Dates / duration 

November 2020

Location 

Stockholm, Sweden

Objectives / Learning Outcomes  

 

The scope of the course is to strengthen capacity in EU Member States and the European Economic Area (EEA) in the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) due to multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) in acute health care settings and to promote the broad implementation of appropriate measures in the EU. The objectives of the course are to encourage and promote team building of professionals with responsibilities and interest in prevention and control of HAIs and to share knowledge and best practices in the field of infection control.

The topics covered by the course will include:

  • Introduction to MDROs from microbiological and epidemiological perspectives;
  • Laboratory investigations and methods (identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing, good laboratory practice);
  • Antibiotic stewardship (antibiotic policies, measures for improvement of prescribing)
  • Infection control principles (evidence based practice, effective infection control interventions and measures);
  • Surveillance of HAIs
  • Application to practice (application of interventions to control MDROs in health care settings, transparent reporting of outbreaks and interventions). 

Target audience  

The target audience are health care professionals from EU/EEA member states with current or future responsibility for prevention and control of HAIs working at national or local level. Typically, these are mid-career professionals involved in infection control programmes to prevent HAIs at hospital level: Infection control/hospital hygiene practitioners; Hospital physicians/specialist physicians; Hospital epidemiologists; Clinical microbiologists; Public health microbiologists.

 Description  
The program is designed to strengthen capacity in EU Member States and the European Economic Area (EEA) in the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) due to multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) in acute health care settings and to promote the broad implementation of appropriate measures in the EU.

The course will be delivered using blended learning, with pre-course activities and three days face to face course. The course will be delivered in English.

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. 
2020 catalogue13 Oct 2020Active Tuberculosis (TB) case finding in migrants - Online Workshop

Dates / duration

 13-14 October, 2020

Location

Virtual

Objectives /    Learning Outcomes  

 

Upon completing this course, the participants will be able to: 

  • Identify the latest scientific findings, guidelines and recommendations on active tuberculosis (TB) case finding in migrants. 
  • Understand diverse experiences and good practices from different country approaches in active TB case finding in migrants. 
  • Identify various approaches on how to overcome the challenges in active TB case finding in migrants. 

Target audience  

Professionals working in TB prevention and control who have the responsibility for screening policy and guidelines e.g. the NTP manager. The workshop is also aimed for those with actual experience in the organisation and implementation of active case finding e.g. public health physicians. 

The workshop will have a total of 18 participants from  Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia, and Spain.

Description  

This workshop is part of the project "Country support for TB elimination in Europe" through which ECDC seeks to support the EU & EEA Member States to build capacity in TB prevention and control by providing opportunities for technical and scientific exchange.

Note: 
This course is not open for public enrolment. Participation is through invitation by the national focal point of the respective disease programme which is guided by the framework of collaboration between ECDC and the Coordinating Competent Bodies of Member States. 
2020 catalogue1 Oct 2020Public Health Genomics: an introduction (2020 b-learning edition) (TBD)

Dates / duration  

TBD

Location  

Stockholm, Sweden 

Objectives /    Learning Outcomes  

 

Upon completion of the workshop, the participants should be able to: 

  • Understand the basics, strengths and limitations of microbial WGS and its applications for epidemiological and phenotypic inference in outbreak investigations and surveillance 
  • Generate, describe and interpret phylogenetic trees in the context of epidemiological investigations
  • Learn about and use online software tools available for WGS applications to national surveillance
  • Based on the content of the workshop, prepare a dissemination activity to cascade learning and prepare routine application of WGS in their institutions

The training course covers 8 key areas:

  • Basics of viral/bacterial genomics, genome structure and evolution
  • Next Generation Sequencing technology overview
  • Principles of sequence comparisons, SNP and MLST analysis
  • Phylogeny: different types of trees, how to read a tree, terminology for branches and leaves
  • Epidemiological and phenotypic inference from WGS data
  • Public health benefits of real-time WGS-enhanced surveillance for outbreak detection and response
  • How to establish a WGS-enhanced national surveillance system
  • Outbreak Case studies (FWD, AMR) using online WGS/epidemiological data integrated analysis and visualisation tools 

Target audience  

The target audience is a mix of 20 trainees including pairs of epidemiologists in charge of surveillance and National Reference Laboratory (NRL) microbiology experts in charge of molecular surveillance in the 10 Member States that lack  Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) capability (NMFP 2017 survey) and/or have been asking specifically ECDC for opportunity to take WGS training (ECoSuM survey ...)

Description  

This training includes a review of the principles, applications and limits of WGS for surveillance of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance at national level and in related ECDC operational work. There will be practical sessions with exercises of online sequence data analysis and visualisation and interactive multidisciplinary discussions aiming at using integrated epidemiological analysis tools to contextualise and interpret WGS data for public health risk assessment. The training will also address the basics of viral/microbial genomics, structure and evolution analogised next Generation Sequencing (NGS), principles of sequence comparisons, Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) and Multilocus Sequence Typing (MLST) analysis. The principles of phylogeny (different types of trees, how to read a tree), epidemiological and phenotypic inference from WGS data and public health benefits of real-time WGS-enhanced surveillance for outbreak detection will also be covered. The course will also included surveillance and outbreak Case studies using online visualisation tools: Food and Waterborne Diseases (FWB), Tuberculosis (TB), Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR). 

The course will be delivered using blended learning, with pre-course activities and face to face course. The course will be delivered in English.

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. 
2020 catalogue1 Oct 2020Design and conduct of an In-action review to consider the response to COVID-19

Dates / duration  

1.5 days, September 2020

Location  

TBD

Objectives /    Learning Outcomes  

 

Upon the completion of this course, the participants 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 those 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 modular course designed to inform those involved in coordinating the response to a public health emergency. For each module, the training lasts approximately 4 hours and 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. 
e-learning archive20 Sep 2020Micro learning - 7. Mother-infant health in the context of COVID-19 (ARCHIVED)

This course is ARCHIVED! The content presented was created in April and updated in September 2020. It is made available for historical purposes. The latest information on COVID-19 can be found on the ECDC website

This micro-learning is designed to take 30 minutes.

The course covers area such as the mode of transmission including vertical transmission of SARS-COV-2 and the
guiding principles during the COVID-19 pandemic on: 

  • caring for pregnant women suspected of or with COVID-19.
  • the self-isolation of pregnant women and their partners.
  • handling the pregnant women during childbirth.
  • handling of the mother-baby dyad in the immediate postpartum.
  • breastfeeding and infant feeding.

The course offers additional materials related to the main topic.

2020 catalogue1 Sep 2020Emergency Preparedness Capabilities: Policy development, adaptation, and implementation (Module 1) Q3

Dates / duration  

1.5 days, September 2020

Location  

TBD

Objectives /    Learning Outcomes  

 

Upon the completion of this course, the participants 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 those 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 modular course designed to inform those involved in coordinating the response to a public health emergency. For each module, the training lasts approximately 4 hours and 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. 
2020 catalogue1 Sep 2020Emergency Preparedness Capabilities: Detection and Assessment (Module 2) Q3

Dates / duration  

1.5 days, September 2020

Location  

TBD

Objectives /    Learning Outcomes  

 

This training is one of the building blocks of the preparedness courses:  (list of courses)

It is designed to inform those involved in coordinating the response to a public health emergency.

After completing this training, the participants will be able to:

  • Identify the goals and objectives of the major elements of the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Detection Assessment, including incident recognition, risk characterisation, epidemiological investigation, surveillance and epidemiological monitoring, and laboratory analysis.
  • Understand the implications of epidemiological reports and other information concerning an emerging infection for policy development and implementation and for emergency risk communication.
  • Assess when information about an emerging outbreak requires international communication and coordination. 

Target audience  

The target audience for this competency based training are those 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 organised in modules lasting approximately 4 hours each. The training will also include an introductory and evaluation session. There are a mixture of short lectures, scenario based group discussions and interactive activities designed to address the learning objectives. Participant inclusion in this module is not premised on the participation in the previous training (module 1). 

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. 
To delete1 Sep 2020Emergency Preparedness Capabilities: Policy development, adaptation, and implementation (Module 1) 2021 copy 1

Dates / duration  

0.5 days, October 2021

Location  

TBD

Objectives /    Learning Outcomes  

 

Upon the completion of this course, the participants 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 those 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 modular course designed to inform those involved in coordinating the response to a public health emergency. For each module, the training lasts approximately 4 hours and 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. 
To delete1 Sep 2020Emergency Preparedness Capabilities: Risk and crisis communication (Module 2) 2021

Dates / duration  

0.5 days, October 2021

Location  

TBD

Objectives /    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.

After completing this training, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand and discuss how to address communication inequalities;
  • Utilize various sources of information to conduct dynamic listening and manage rumours;
  • Discuss the factors that affect the accuracy, transparency and timeliness of risk-communication and strategies to overcome potential barriers;
  • Discuss strategies that aim to foster and maintain trust during the ERC process.

Target audience  

The target audience for this competency based training are those 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 organised in modules lasting approximately 4 hours each. The training will also include an introductory and evaluation session. There are a mixture of short lectures, scenario based group discussions and interactive activities designed to address the learning objectives. Participant inclusion in this module is not premised on the participation in the previous training (module 1). 

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. 
self-paced14 Jun 2020How to design a Functional exercise e-learning course

In this e-learning course on how to design a Functional Exercise (FX), also known as Command Post Exercise (CPX), you will learn the basic concepts on how to design and run an FX.

Learning objectives:

  • understand how to develop the aims and objectives for a functional exercise.
  • understand the key elements of exercise design.
  • understand the key differences between a functional (FX) and a Table-top exercise (TTX).
  • be aware of the existing ECDC tools to assist you in designing your simulation exercise with a focus on public health.

This course will be especially useful as a primer to people who will be planning, design, conducting and/or evaluating an FX.

 

  
2020 catalogue9 Jun 2020Food and Waterborne Diseases Expert Exchange Programme (FWDEEP)

Dates / duration  

Multiple ad hoc visits will to take place during the entire year

Location  

TBD

Objectives /    Learning Outcomes  

 

At the end of the exchange the participants will be able to:

  • Understand the relevant epidemiological methods and how they interact with the laboratory results.
  • Understand the quality assurance principles and processes in a laboratory, including requirements for accreditation.
  • Organise a multidisciplinary response for the outbreak investigation, management and prevention of FWD diseases including Legionnaires' disease.

Target audience  

The FWDEEP is open to all technical experts working in an EU/EEA public health institute or laboratory at the national, regional or local level. Each applicant is required to provide a written support from the relevant National Focal Point (NFP) or National Coordinator (NC) of his/her country to qualify for participation. 

Professional profiles of applicants may include epidemiologist, microbiologist, laboratory technician, bioinformatician, quality assurance expert or any other public health expert fulfilling the national interest for capacity building. 

The selected participants should have expertise in one or more of the diseases covered by the ECDC Food and waterborne diseases and zoonoses mandate (anthrax, botulism, brucellosis, campylobacteriosis, cholera, cryptosporidiosis, echinococcosis, giardiasis, hepatitis A, Legionnaires’ disease, leptospirosis, listeriosis,  salmonellosis, shigellosis, toxoplasmosis, trichinellosis, tularaemia, typhoid and paratyphoid fever, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Shiga toxin/verocytotoxin -producing Escherichia coli infection (STEC/VTEC), and yersiniosis).

Description  

Individual experts will spend a period of 2-5 days in a selected host site and receive on-the-job training. After the exchange, each participant is expected to cascade newly gained knowledge to their colleagues in their respective home country. The participants are expected to have an impact on improving public health laboratory capability, surveillance, as well as detection and response to food-and-waterborne as well as zoonotic disease outbreaks. 

The applicants will select a host site in advance by using a free match approach. The selected host institute must be a public health entity within an EU/EEA Member State e.g. a public health institute or public health laboratory. Exchange visits must be between two EU/EEA countries. The candidate will present a plan on how the acquired skills/knowledge will be cascaded further within his/her country, and how participating in this activity will add public health value in the EU/EEA.

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. 
To delete9 Jun 2020ECDC Outbreak Investigation Questionnaire Tool- Voozanoo (TBD)

Dates / duration  

TBD

Location  

TBD

Objectives /    Learning Outcomes  

After completing this course, the participants will be able to:
  • Learn how to utilize the Voozanoo tool to create a questionnaire for use during an outbreak investigation. 

Target audience  

Health professionals in ECDC networks. 

Description  

This course will provide training on the Voozanoo which is a web-based open source platform which can be used to construct health information system. The Voozanoo tool can be useful in the creation of outbreak investigation questionnaires. 
2020 catalogue9 Jun 2020ECDC Rapid Risk Assessment Training (Q3/4)

Dates / duration  

September/October 2020

Location  

Stockholm

Objectives /    Learning Outcomes  

 

After completing this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Recognise components (steps) involved in conducting a rapid risk assessment. 
  • Describe what is expected to be done in each step.
  • Contribute to a team effort for rapid risk assessment production. 

Target audience  

Health professionals from the ECDC response networks. 

Description  

The course will focus on the basics in planning, conducting and generating rapid risk assessments through the introduction of concepts, principles and succession of actions. At the end of the course, the learner will have sufficient knowledge and basic skills to be involved in a team producing rapid risk assessments. The course will follow the model of introduce, demonstrate, exercise and reflect.

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. 
2020 catalogue9 Jun 2020Tuberculosis (TB) large capacity building workshops

Dates / duration  

27-29 January, 2020

Location  

Lisbon, Portugal 

Objectives /    Learning Outcomes  

 

Upon the completion of this training, the participants will be able to:
  • To diagnose tuberculosis (TB) through the isolation and characterisation of mycobacteria in order to support public health initiatives (e.g. molecular typing). 
  • To coordinate national TB laboratory networks. 

Target audience  

Participants identified within the network 

Description  

The training seeks to strengthen capacity in Member States with regard to laboratory diagnosis of tuberculosis. The program will be developed under the European Reference Laboratory Network for Tuberculosis (ERLTB-Net; ECDC/GRANT/2018/001), by the consortium of partners managing the implementation of activities based on identified needs of the network.

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. 
2020 catalogue9 Jun 2020Tuberculosis (TB) small capacity building workshops (TBD)

Dates / duration  

TBD

Location  

TBD

Objectives /    Learning Outcomes  

 

Upon the completion of this training, the participants will be able to:
  • To diagnose tuberculosis (TB) through the isolation and characterisation of mycobacteria in order to support public health initiatives (e.g. molecular typing). 
  • To coordinate national TB laboratory networks. 

Target audience  

Participants identified within the network 

Description  

The training seeks to strengthen capacity in Member States with regard to laboratory diagnosis of tuberculosis. The program will be developed under the European Reference Laboratory Network for Tuberculosis (ERLTB-Net; ECDC/GRANT/2018/001), by the consortium of partners managing the implementation of activities based on identified needs of the network.

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. 
2020 catalogue9 Jun 2020ECDC Laboratory twining in the area of pertussis

Dates / duration  

TBD

Location  

TBD

Objectives /    Learning Outcomes 

To develop the capacity of laboratories that could benefit from learning new techniques

Target audience  

Primarily laboratory operational contact points of the disease network relevant to the area of pertussis as well as nominated experts from the Member States.

Description  

In 2020, ECDC Vaccine Preventable Disease (VPD) programme is planning to implement hands-on laboratory training activities in the area of pertussis. 
The individual training needs will be determined by the distribution of a questionnaire survey. A strong demand for training on the application of Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) for IBD surveillance is expected. The survey will be sent out by the coordinators and it will assess which laboratories offer training and who expresses training needs in particular fields. 

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. 
2020 catalogue9 Jun 2020Wet lab course- Vaccine Preventable Diseases and Immunisation Programmes (VPI) (TBD)

Dates / duration  

TBD

Location  

Thessaloniki, Greece

Objectives /    Learning Outcomes  

After completing this course, the participants will be able to:
  • Develop capacity in specific knowledge, skills and techniques with a focus on influenza and other respiratory viruses.  

Target audience 

One person per network laboratory and a maximum of 10 selected representatives of the national influenza reference laboratories from EU/EEA countries. 

Selection will be through the European Reference Laboratory Network for Human Influenza (ERLI-Net). 

Description  

Wet lab course focusing on virus detection, virus characterisation, virus isolation and bioinformatics.

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. 
2020 catalogue9 Jun 2020Tuberculosis staff exchange visits (TBD)

Dates / duration  

TBD

Location  

TBD

Objectives /    Learning Outcomes  

 

Upon the completion of this course, the participants will be able to:
  • Utilize more TB laboratory diagnosis techniques (isolation and characterisation of Mycobaterium) when supporting public health activities (e.g. molecular typing) and coordinating national TB laboratory networks. 

Target audience  

The training activities are only open to nominated network members or to their replacements.

Description  

This training is supported by the consortium of partners under the European Reference Laboratory Network for Tuberculosis (ERLTB-Net).

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. 
To delete9 Jun 2020ECDC Rapid Risk Assessment Training 2021 copy 1

Dates / duration  

Q3 2021 for 1.5 to 2 days 

Location  

Stockholm or remotely via videoconferencing 

Objectives /    Learning Outcomes  

 

After completing this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Recognise components (steps) involved in conducting a rapid risk assessment. 
  • Describe what is expected to be done in each step.
  • Develop a rapid risk assessment within a team setting. 

Target audience  

Public health professionals from the ECDC response networks. 

Description  

The course will focus on the basics in planning, conducting and generating rapid risk assessments through the introduction of concepts, principles and succession of actions. At the end of the course, the learner will have sufficient knowledge and basic skills to be involved in a team producing rapid risk assessments. The course will follow the model of introduce, demonstrate, exercise and reflect.

The course consists of a theoretical part and a group exercise aiming to produce the essential parts of a rapid risk assessment based on a real-life public health event.

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. 
2020 catalogue1 Jun 2020ECDC HIV Modelling Portal

Dates / duration  

June 2020

Location  

Sofia, Bulgaria

Objectives /    Learning Outcomes  

 

Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to: 

  • Understand the ECDC HIV modelling portal
  • Develop the ability to use the ECDC HIV Modelling portal for HIV data management
  • Utilise the ECDC HIV Modelling portal for the estimation of incidence, prevalence and number of people living with undiagnosed HIV 

Target audience  

 Epidemiologists responsible for HIV surveillance at national public health institutes.

Description  

This hands-on training will introduce the HIV Modelling Portal and lead participants through hands-on exercises to enable HIV epidemiologists and surveillance scientists to adjust their HIV surveillance data for missingness and reporting delay, and to estimate HIV incidence, prevalence and the number of people living with undiagnosed HIV.

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. 

2020 catalogue26 May 2020Motivating population to vaccinate – strengthen communication skills for primary healthcare professionals

Dates / duration  

2-3 Days

Location  

Various Member States 

Objectives /    Learning Outcomes  

 

After completing this training, the participants will be able to:

  • Apply communication skills based on behavioural theory, use motivational interview techniques and address fake news including social media to motivate population to vaccinate. 

Target audience  

Trainers involved in training of primary healthcare professionals in vaccination related topics at the national level in EU Member States who are capable of cascading the training at sub-national levels in their respective Member States. 

Description  

The training will build capacity among Member States to address vaccine hesitancy by training trainers of primary healthcare professionals. 

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. 
2020 catalogue2 May 2020Cross-sectoral biorisk awareness and mitigation training (4th Edition) (Q2)

Dates / duration  

Q 2 for 1.5 days

Location  

TBD

Objectives /    Learning Outcomes  

 

Upon completing this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Develop the ability to cascade training in the national institution for a wide audience of first and second responders. 
  • Increase familiarity with the training material, developing the ability to tailor the material for a specific national or local context.
  • Develop a specific plan on how the future training in their country will be deployed in order to train others in the following areas:
  1. Requirements of effective staff biorisk protection from the perspectives of different sectors/disciplines
  2. Comprehensive view on available options when conceiving an occupation safety system for different scenarios (pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical counter measures)
Understand the capabilities and limitations of basic protective equipment in case of a biorisk involving event

Target audience  

The target audience includes representatives of the following main areas of activity: civil protection (e.g. Firefighters), law enforcement (e.g. Police, Border control, Customs) and health emergency services (e.g. Paramedics, Nurses, Emergency physicians, Red cross). The participants should have a role as training managers or as trainers.

Description  

This course is jointly organized by Europol and ECDC, the one-and-a-half-day train-the-trainers course involves presentations, scenario-based discussions in groups of multidisciplinary teams, demonstrations and practice about correct use of PPE and exchange of experience, working groups activities and short trainings mock-delivered by the attendees. The training will also include practical “how to” information on the planning, organisation and execution of this type of learning activity.

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. 
COVID-19 Micro learning7 Apr 2020Micro learning - COVID-19 infection prevention and control

This micro learning is designed to take 15 minutes you will learn about instructions to give your patients who are taking care of a probable or confirmed case of COVID-19 in the household.

COVID-19 e-learning20 Mar 2020Video-tutorial on how to report COVID-19 cases to ECDC via TESSy

This online tutorial is designed to support the users of The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on how to use the recently added functionalities to report COVID-19 cases.

Although this tutorial is open to any learner, only officially nominated contact points in each EU Member State will have access to TESSy to report cases.

e-learning from ECDC partners25 Feb 2020e-Learning on Migration and Health for Health Professionals (24 languages)

This course is designed for health professionals and is available in all 24 official EU Languages.

Similar courses are arranged differently targeting Trainers and Coaches, Law enforcement officers and Social workers.

This course in Migration and Health was created by the consortium "Train 4 Migrant & Health" in 2019 and is property of the European Commission.

e-learning from ECDC partners25 Feb 2020e-Learning on Migration and Health for Social Workers (24 languages)

This course is designed for Social workers and is available in all 24 official EU Languages.

Similar courses are arranged differently targeting Health professionals, Law enforcement officers and Trainers & coaches.

This course in Migration and Health was created by the consortium "Train 4 Migrant & Health" in 2019 and is property of the European Commission.

e-learning from ECDC partners25 Feb 2020e-Learning on Migration and Health for Law Enforcement Officers (24 languages)

This course is designed for law enforcement officers and is available in all 24 official EU Languages.

Similar courses are arranged differently targeting Trainers and Coaches , Health Professionals and Social workers.

This course in Migration and Health was created by the consortium "Train 4 Migrant & Health" in 2019 and is property of the European Commission.

e-learning archive22 Feb 2020How to design a Functional exercise e-learning pilot course

In this pilot e-learning course on how to design a Functional Exercise (FX), also known as Command Post Exercise (CPX), we are looking for feedback on how to improve this course in order to successfully teach the basic concepts on how to design and run an FX.

Learning objectives:

  • understand how to develop the aims and objectives for a functional exercise.
  • understand the key elements of exercise design.
  • understand the key differences between a functional (FX) and a Table-top exercise (TTX).
  • be aware of the existing ECDC tools to assist you in designing your simulation exercise with a focus on public health.

This course will be especially useful as a primer to people who will be planing, design, conducting and/or evaluating an FX.

 

  
e-learning from ECDC partners20 Feb 2020MSM - ESTICOM training material for Community Health Workers


The ESTICOM training material for Community Health Worker (CHW) engaged in work with men who have sex ith men (MSM) in Europe was written by Terrence Higgins Trust, London, England (THT) in cooperation with Deutsche Aidshilfe, Berlin, Germany (DAH). The training material was developed in the frame of the ESTICOM project, which involved nine European organisations in a consortium led by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) in Berlin, Germany.  

You can download the ESTICOM training material and access the E-Learning modules on the ESTICOM training website. ESTICOM training material and programme website: www.msm-trainings.org

The minimum requirement is knowledge in the field (HIV/STI, sexual health and/or working with LGBT*QI (also useful for other target groups affected by HIV). Experience as a trainer/facilitator is useful.

                                     
                                     
Background for COVID-1913 Feb 2020COVID-19 Background Information
COVID-19 Micro learning12 Feb 2020Micro learning - What are the non-pharmaceutical countermeasures to minimise transmission of COVID-19?

This micro learning is designed to take 40 minutes and you will learn about:

  • Personal protective measures: hand hygiene and cough etiquette;
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE): respirators, facemasks, goggles, downs and gloves;
  • Donning (wear) and doffing (remove) PPE.
  • Estimate the necessary amount of PPE.

e-learning archive12 Feb 2020Micro learning - 3. Which are the environmental non-pharmaceutical countermeasures to mitigate the impact of COVID-19? (ARCHIVED)

This course is ARCHIVED! The content presented was created in February 2020 and updated in April 2020 based on the ECDC guidelines. It is made available for historical purposes.

The latest information on COVID-19 can be found on the ECDC website.

This micro learning is designed to take 15 minutes you will learn about:

  • Evidence of SARS-CoV-2 persistence in surfaces, clothes and objects;
  • Cleaning and disinfecting recommendations for healthcare settings;
  • Cleaning and disinfecting recommendations for non-healthcare settings with presence of COVID-19 positive people;
  • Cleaning and disinfecting recommendations for general settings.

e-learning archive12 Feb 2020Micro learning - 4. Physical distancing measures aimed at control of COVID-19: evidence and implementation (ARCHIVED)

This course is ARCHIVED! The content presented was created in February 2020 and updated in March and in April 2020. It is made available for historical purposes. The latest information on COVID-19 can be found on the ECDC website


This micro learning is designed to take 30 minutes and you will learn about:

Individual physical distancing; 
Physical distancing affecting multiple persons;
Decision-making and evidence for physical distancing measures;
When to initiate and end physical distancing measures;
Considerations when enacting physical distancing measures;Maintaining social contact - from a distance.

e-learning archive12 Feb 2020Micro learning - 6. Which are the travel related countermeasures to mitigate the impact of COVID-19? (ARCHIVED)

This course is ARCHIVED! The content presented was created in February 2020It is made available for historical purposes. 

The latest information on COVID-19 can be found on the ECDC website


This micro learning is designed to take 15 minutes and you will learn about:

  • international and domestic travel advice;
  • entry screening at national borders;
  • domestic travel restrictions;
  • border closure.

e-learning archive12 Feb 2020Micro learning - 1. What are non-pharmaceutical countermeasures for COVID-19? (ARCHIVED)

This course is ARCHIVED! The content presented was created in February 2020 and is made available for historical purposes.

The latest information on COVID-19 can be found on the ECDC website.

This micro learning is designed to take 10 minutes and you will learn about what are non-pharmaceutical countermeasures for COVID-19.

self-paced31 Jan 2020VectorNet Webinar series

Date

2020/2021 (From February 2020)

 Duration  45 minutes recorded webinar

Objectives /    Learning Outcomes  

 

Each webinar will have specific objectives.

Capacity building by sharing and discussing  vectors and vector-borne diseases, of both human health and animal health relevance.

Target audience  

The sessions will be open to all interested experts who would like to attend.

Description  

We plan to organize throughout the duration of VectorNet (2019-2023) a series of 8 webinars. Some webinars will be scientific webinars, some other will be technical webinars. The topic for all these webinars will be related to vectors and vector-borne diseases, of both human health and animal health relevance. As the topics for the following webinars have not yet been decided, we encourage participants to suggest topics that they consider of interest.
By enrolling in this series you will be automatically subscribed to the announcements board for the VectorNet webinar series.
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