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COVID-19 e-learning21 Mar 2022 e-Learning for front-line managers on COVID-19 prevention and response to vulnerable populations (V2)

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 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. The version 2.0 of this course, from March 2022, introduces vaccination to the course and contains revised Infection Prevention and Control measures and contact tracing practices aligned with the most recent ECDC guidance.


⏳ Duration: 1,5-2 hours

👥 Audience: Front-line managers of institutions hosting or serving people who are medically or socially vulnerable to the impact of COVID-19

🎯 Objectives: After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Define some groups that are medically or socially vulnerable to COVID-19,
  • Identify the good practices developed in EU/EEA in order to support these populations,
  • Identify the special provisions to mitigate the challenges of people in: 

- Long-term care facilities (LTCFs)
- Prisons
- Migration and detention centres

self-paced17 May 2019 Essentials of Writing and Reviewing Scientific Abstracts: a field epidemiology focus

This online course aims to improve skills in writing and reviewing scientific abstracts. The examples used will have a field epidemiology focus, such as outbreak investigations. Training methods include online lectures and exercises. Because this is a self-paced course, participants can decide on the distribution of time they wish to invest on each module of the course. 


⏳ Duration: 2 hours

👥 Audience: Public health professionals in the domain of disease prevention and control

🎯 Objectives: After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of writing a good abstract,
  • Identify the key components of an abstract,
  • Outline the steps in writing an abstract,
  • Outline the steps in reviewing someone else's abstract


Watch the video below to get a taste of what you can find in this course.



self-paced8 Apr 2022 Peer feedback on Writing and Reviewing Scientific Abstracts: a field epidemiology focus 2022

This course is based on participation in a peer-review assignments and participation in forum discussions. The course is moderated and partially self-paced. The only elements that have a fixed timeframe are the deadlines for the peer-review assignments (writing and reviewing an abstract). This is a synchronous course, certain deadlines for some assignments are important to meet in order to complete the course. The course will involve three (3) live sessions and two (2) self-paced activities.


⏳ Duration: 26th & 27 April, 2022 

👥 Audience: Epidemiologists working at the national or subnational level in an EU/EEA country.

🎯 Objectives: The objective is to strengthen skills in writing, reviewing and editing scientific abstracts, with a focus on field epidemiology topics.

self-paced1 Mar 2022(Coming soon) Introduction to Infectious Disease Surveillance - e-learning course

What is infectious disease surveillance and its goals? How does a surveillance system look like? Why was ECDC established and what roles does ECDC play regarding surveillance for health security? To answer these questions, please explore the different lessons in this 30-minute e-learning course.

The course is designed for any person who is new to surveillance in Europe, including students, decision-makers, communicators, or any citizens with an interest in this topic. 

⏳ Duration: 30 minutes

👥 Audience: People new to Surveillance in Europe

🎯 Objectives: After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the main concepts of infectious diseases surveillance.
  • Identify the main elements of a surveillance system.
  • Describe the role of ECDC in surveillance and health security.
  • Understand the role of EpiPulse as a surveillance platform for ECDC and the EU Member States.

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 training1 Jul 20192. e-learning for EpiPulse users

This EpiPulse e-learning course is available only to EpiPulse users.

It is a follow up course after the first resource (from EPIS and TESSy to EpiPulse), and takes approximately 3 hours to complete. It's self-paced meaning that you can advance at your own pace. The course is divided in different modules which means that you can pause in between or leave and come back later. The course also contains reference material such as video tutorials and FAQ. You can always come back later to look at this or to take a module again. 

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

  • Understand what EpiPulse is and why it should be used
  • Contextualise EpiPulse in the current European regulatory environment
  • Understand the functionalities of EpiPulse
 
 

This course is available only to users of EpiPulse.


EpiPulse training30 Nov 20203. EpiPulse Webinar series

This webinar series is a complement to the e-learning on EpiPulse. Webinars will be an hybrid between demonstration of key functionality of EpiPulse and questions from the audience.

⏳ Duration: 45-60 minute webinars (From April 2021)

👥 Audience: This webinar series is available only to users of EpiPulse.

🔑 Participation: This webinar is <open/not open> for public enrolment. < details on participation if the course is not open e.g. Participation is through invitation by... >. By enrolling in this series you will be automatically subscribed to the announcements board for this webinar series.

🎯 Objectives: 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.


By enrolling in this series you will be automatically subscribed to the announcements board for the webinar series, to which you may unsubscribe later.

2022 catalogue4 Oct 2022A Cross-sectoral biorisk awareness and mitigation training (4th Edition) (2022)

Dates / duration  

4-6 October 2022  (2,5 days)

Location  

Valencia, Spain

Objectives /    Learning Outcomes  

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

  • Define the specific requirements of effective staff biological risk protection from the perspectives of different disciplines or sectors;
  • Build capacities on available options when conceiving an occupational safety system for different scenarios;
  • Summarize the capabilities and limitations of basic protective equipment (PPE) for infectious diseases of high consequence;
  • Develop the ability to provide training for a wide audience of first line responders, in the framework of the adult learning context by allowing participants to:
    • Plan a strategy to provide training in their specific national or local context;
    • Make use of the training material provided;
    • Model the material to a specific national or local context;
    • Compare available options when conceiving exercise material for different scenarios.

Target audience  

The course participants include three representatives (one per sector) from each country, selected in the areas of:

  • Health emergency services (HES)/Public Health (PH) (e.g. paramedics, nurses, emergency physicians, red cross staff, etc., selected by ECDC);
  • Law Enforcement (e.g. police,border control, custom, etc., selected by EUROPOL);
  • Civil Protection (e.g.firefighters, etc., selected by ECDC and EUROPOL with the support of DG ECHO).

Description  

This course is jointly organized by Europol and ECDC. The course involves presentations, scenario-based discussions in groups of multidisciplinary teams, demonstrations and practice about correct use of PPE and exchange of experience. 

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. 
2022 catalogue20 Nov 2015A Train-the-trainer workshop for Western Balkans on raising awareness for prevention of Legionnaires’ disease associated to touristic accommodation sites (2022)

The workshop aims to support Enlargement countries in raising awareness on the risks and prevention measures of Legionnaires' disease in the tourism sector for commercial accommodation sites. This train-the-trainers workshop will provide a practical training for national experts working on Legionnaires’ disease to enable them to facilitate and deliver an information seminar in their country’s language and legislative setting. 

⏳ Duration: 2 days

📌Location: Montenegro 13 and 14th September 2023

👥 Audience: The participation in this course will be based on the ongoing framework of ECDC Technical EU Pre-accession. Through this framework, ECDC will invite 3-4 designated representatives from EU enlargement country. The invited participants will have previous experience in:

Legionnaires’ disease epidemiology and preferably nominated for ECDC EPIS ELDSNet access; Environmental sampling, laboratory testing or control of Legionella bacteria; Communication, training or prevention awareness activities; Implementing local/regional level action in responding to Legionella cases/outbreaks or site investigations.

🔑 Participation: This course is not open for public enrolment and participation is through invitation. 

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

  • Identify the risk, sources and the control measures for Legionella associated with commercial accommodation sites
  • Discuss the technical limitations in the investigation and prevention of Legionella in accommodation sites
  • Utilise the materials reviewed when training the local teams in their country
  • Describe the European Legionnaires’ Disease Surveillance Network (ELDSNet) for travel related Legionnaires’ disease and its operating procedures
  • Design a half-day information seminar for the tourism sector on prevention of Legionella in commercial accommodation sites, in their own country setting based on the material provided in the seminar.

2020 catalogue20 Jan 2020Active Tuberculosis (TB) case finding in migrants

Dates / duration  

18th - 19th February, 2020

Location  

Athens, Greece

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 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 catalogue31 Dec 2020Ad hoc training (on need-basis) during emergencies (pandemic clause)- Vaccine Preventable Diseases and Immunisation Programmes (VPI)

Dates / duration  

TBD

Location  

TBD

Objectives /    Learning Outcomes  

 

TBD

Target audience  

TBD

Description  

The training will take place during emergencies, pandemics or outbreaks and will be provided on a need-basis for ECDC professional networks. The training will be activated in unusual situations based on ECDC assessment and request. 
 
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-paced1 Jan 2022Addressing Online Vaccination Misinformation e-Learning

This four hour course will provide public health and communication experts with strategies, knowledge, and hands-on skills to recognise, monitor and increase capacity to address online vaccine misinformation. 

This self-paced e-learning course consists of 6 modules which will introduce you to basic concepts of misinformation, social listening, health and vaccine literacy, prebunking and debunking techniques to counter misinformation, and evaluating interventions that aim to address online vaccine misinformation.

⏳ Duration: 4 hours  

👥 Audience: Risk communication and public health experts at national and regional levels in the EU/EEA. 

🎯 Objectives: The course aims to provide learners with a broad understanding of what online vaccination misinformation is, and what steps can be taken to address it. Through this, it aims to improve the capacity of EU/EEA countries to counter vaccine misinformation in an evidence-based manner.

  

    
2021 catalogue11 Dec 2020Advanced training on epidemic intelligence

Dates/duration

June 2021/10 days

Location  

More information will be provided.

Objectives/intended learning outcomes  

After this course, the participants will be able to understand the steps of epidemic intelligence, perform early threat detection and develop SOP on a national level.

Target audience  

Professionals at local, regional or national level (public health institutes and ministerial level) with a public health background who are already familiar and have experience with the tools, standards and practices adopted at technical level for early detection of health threats.

Description  

This advanced course will focus on development of epidemic intelligence Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) on a national level. This will include a training for a better understanding of epidemic intelligence processes in the context of the country of interest, an outline for the SOP, as well as understanding of necessary arrangements for regular documentation and reporting to national public health authorities.

During this course, the participants will be provided with theoretical background, followed by practical part, which involves exercises in smaller groups and shadowing sessions of ECDC’s epidemic intelligence experts.

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-paced1 Feb 2021Antimicrobial Stewardship e-learning course

This course focuses on antimicrobial stewardship as an approach to address healthcare-associated infections (HAI) resulting from multi-drug resistance organisms in acute care settings.

⏳ Duration: 2 hours

👥 Audience: Healthcare professionals working with healthcare-associated infections

🎯 Objectives: After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the challenges related to antimicrobial resistance,
  • Understand how antimicrobial stewardship can be used as an intervention to address this burden. 

  

  


self-paced29 Apr 2019Assessing and grading evidence in public health e-learning course (PRECEPT)

This online course introduces you to the methodology of PRECEPT (Project on a Framework for Rating Evidence in Public Health), with a special focus on communicable diseases. 

The PRECEPT methodology helps to assess and grade evidence in a more systematic, transparent and reproducible way. It can be applied for example when developing systematic reviews or guideline documents. 

⏳ Duration: 2-3 hours

👥 Audience: Public health professionals from all career levels with limited or no experience with evidence-based methods

🎯 Objectives: After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand, name and explain the different steps and domains of PRECEPT,
  • Identify and frame relevant questions in the different domains,
  • Understand the concept of study validity and apply quality appraisal for different study designs in different domains,
  • Apply the GRADE approach to different domains to determine the strength of a body of evidence.


2022 catalogue26 Apr 2022Basic Training on Epidemic Intelligence and Rapid Risk Assessment

This course will combine the steps from the early detection of a signal through to the assessment of a public health event. The course will focus on understanding the process of early detection, validation and analysis of health threats, in identifying Epidemic Intelligence tools and platforms and cite examples of best practices on epidemic intelligence among the experts in prevention and control of communicable diseases. The course will also focus on the basics in deciding, planning, conducting, and generating rapid risk assessments through the introduction of concepts, principles and succession of actions. At the end of the course, the participant should have sufficient knowledge and basic skills to be involved in a team producing rapid risk assessments for public health event caused by infectious diseases. The course will consist of a theoretical part and a group exercise from early detection to producing the essential parts of a rapid risk assessment based on a real-life event.


⏳ Duration: 4 days (April 2022)

📌Location: Instructor-led web-based

👥 Audience: Professionals with public health background working at local, regional or national level

🎯 Objectives: Validation and analysis of health threats and Identifying Epidemic Intelligence tools and platforms

🔑 Participation: This course is not open for public enrolment and participation is through invitation only.


2022 catalogue17 Jan 2022Basic Training on Epidemic Intelligence and Rapid Risk Assessment (French edition)

This course will combine the steps from the early detection of a signal through to the assessment of a public health event. The course will focus on understanding the process of early detection, validation and analysis of health threats, in identifying Epidemic Intelligence tools and platforms and cite examples of best practices on epidemic intelligence among the experts in prevention and control of communicable diseases. The course will also focus on the basics in deciding, planning, conducting, and generating rapid risk assessments through the introduction of concepts, principles and succession of actions. At the end of the course, the participant should have sufficient knowledge and basic skills to be involved in a team producing rapid risk assessments for public health event caused by infectious diseases. The course will consist of a theoretical part and a group exercise from early detection to producing the essential parts of a rapid risk assessment based on a real-life event.


⏳ Duration: 4 days (postponed)

📌Location: Instructor-led web-based

👥 Audience: Professionals with public health background working at local, regional or national level

🔑 Participation: This course is not open for public enrolment and participation is through invitation.

🎯 Objectives: Validation and analysis of health threats and Identifying Epidemic Intelligence tools and platforms



2022 catalogue17 Jan 2022Basic Training on Epidemic Intelligence and Rapid Risk Assessment (Russian edition)

This course will combine the steps from the early detection of a signal through to the assessment of a public health event. The course will focus on understanding the process of early detection, validation and analysis of health threats, in identifying Epidemic Intelligence tools and platforms and cite examples of best practices on epidemic intelligence among the experts in prevention and control of communicable diseases. The course will also focus on the basics in deciding, planning, conducting, and generating rapid risk assessments through the introduction of concepts, principles and succession of actions. At the end of the course, the participant should have sufficient knowledge and basic skills to be involved in a team producing rapid risk assessments for public health event caused by infectious diseases. The course will consist of a theoretical part and a group exercise from early detection to producing the essential parts of a rapid risk assessment based on a real-life event.


⏳ Duration: 4 days (postponed)

📌Location: Instructor-led web-based

👥 Audience: Professionals with public health background working at local, regional or national level

🔑 Participation: This course is not open for public enrolment and participation is through invitation.

🎯 Objectives: Validation and analysis of health threats and Identifying Epidemic Intelligence tools and platforms



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COVID-19 e-learning1 Sep 2022Coming soon - Analytical and clinical validation of laboratory tests

This course is an introduction on clinical and analytical validation methods. The course gives a detailed description of how analytical and clinical validation is performed in a laboratory and why is so important especially in light of a new pathogen emergence/epidemic.

⏳ Duration: TBD

📌Location: Web-based

👥 Audience:  This course is designed for laboratory experts working on development of new assays and/or diagnostics. 

🔑 Participation: This course will be open for enrolment. 

🎯 Objectives: After completing this course, the participants will be able to: To understand the need for analytical and clinical validation studies and to incorporate them into their daily work.


Miscellaneous20 Sep 2021Comp assigned Courses
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COVID-19 e-learning19 Jul 2019Contact tracing in the context of COVID-19 response

This e-learning course is non-moderated and self-paced. You can decide when to start it, interrupt and resume to continue at any time. In total, the course is designed to take approximately 2 hours to complete.

⏳ Duration: 2 hours

👥 Audience: Public health professionals

🎯 Objectives: After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain to decision makers the importance of contact tracing as public health measure in the context of COVID-19;
  • Adapt to the local context the processes of contact tracing for COVID-19;
  • Identify ways to scale up contact tracing and reflect on how to adapt them to the local context;
  • Understand the benefits and risks of using mobile applications to undertake contact tracing;
  • Identify indicators to measure the efficacy and effectiveness of contact tracing operations;
  • Recognise the importance of contact tracing data analysis.


2022 catalogue1 Jan 2022Control of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) in healthcare settings

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 healthcare 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. As pre course activities, a self-paced e-learning on Antibiotic Stewardship which aim is to strengthen the capacity regarding healthcare-associated infections due to MDRO in acute care settings and to promote the implementation of appropriate measures is included. Additionally, a self-paced video lecture to help participants understand the drivers and modifiers of antibiotic prescribing and infection prevention and control practices in healthcare settings will be provided. The course will be delivered in English.

⏳ Duration: 4 days (half days) 

📌Location: Instructor-led web-based

👥 Audience: The target audience are healthcare professionals from EU/EEA member states with current or future responsibility for prevention and control of HAIs working at national or local level.

🔑 Participation: This course is not open for public enrollment and participation is through invitation. 

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

  • 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 healthcare settings, transparent reporting of outbreaks and interventions).


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.

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. 
2022 catalogue1 Jan 2022Course on advanced WGS of Mycobacterium tuberculosis

The following aspects of WGS of M. tuberculosis will be covered: - Overview of NGS data analysis; -WGS data interpretation based on WHO mutation catalogue V2; -Use of NGS web-tools and software for WGS analysis of MTBC sequence data; -Guide for interpreting the phylogenetic tree;

⏳ Duration: 3-5 days

📌Location: OSR in Milan, Italy

👥 Audience: People from EU/EEA actively involved in TB WGS implementation

🔑 Participation: This course is not open for public enrollment and participation is through invitation. 

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

  • To provide a combination of interactive lectures and practical (bioinformatic) training to the experts working in the field of M. tuberculosis molecular surveillance and WGS.

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self-paced13 Jan 2020Cross-border sharing of public health data e-learning course

This introductory e-learning course aims to provide the participants with a basic understanding of the practical aspects of the legislation that applies to cross-border sharing of public health data. During the course, participants will acquire adequate skills to begin applying the concepts of data protection in their daily work as public health (PH) professionals. The course is particularly useful to PH professionals working in communicable disease surveillance, data collection, data administration and clinical research. While the focus is on EU legislation, the concepts presented may also be relevant in other legal systems.

⏳ Duration: 3 hours

👥 Audience: Non-legal health professionals 

🎯 Objectives: After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the current legal framework that guides data protection within the EU and globally.
  • Describe the data protection reforms currently taking place in the EU.
  • Apply the basic principles of data protection in a cross-border data sharing.
  • Identify the basic concepts of intellectual property rights. 



2021 catalogue2 Jul 2021Current issues on Legionella – October 2021

Date

 18-19 October 2021

 Duration  Approximately 1 hour 40 minutes of pre-recorded presentations as well as other material

Objectives /    Learning Outcomes  

 

By watching these video materials and reading the available documents the participants of the ELDSNet October 2021 meeting will:

  • Learn about investigation on a LD outbreak in France with an unusual source of contamination
  • Learn about the proposal to update the EU surveillance case definition for LD
  • Be familiar of the key findings from the ECDC Legionella EQA scheme 2021
  • Get an overview of Directive 2020/2184 on water intended for human consumption (DWD)
  • Learn about technical implementation of the DWD for environmental testing for Legionella

Target audience  

The materials are specifically prepared and exclusively available to the participants of ELDSNet October 2021 meeting 

Description  

Classified content related to current issues on Legionella. 
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. 
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self-paced5 May 2022Drivers and modifiers of antibiotic prescribing and infection prevention & control practices in healthcare settings

This interactive video lecture focuses on the topic of social behavioural aspects related to multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs). The aim of this lecture is to strengthen the capacity in the EU/EEA regarding healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) due to MDROs in acute care settings and to promote the implementation of appropriate measures. 

The lecture is interactive, with questions and exercises, and self-paced, meaning you can rewind, advance, pause, and continue at any time, open to all users.

Duration: ~30 min

📅 Start date: 5 May 2022

👥 Audience: Healthcare professionals with responsibility for prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) working at national or local level within the EU/EEA countries. 

🎯 Objective: After following this lecture, learners will be able to utilise the Theory of Planned Behaviour to understand antibiotic stewardship and infection prevention & control (IPC) practices relevant to MDRO control.


self-paced21 May 2021e-Learning course on introduction to designing in- and after-action reviews

This course on after-action reviews (AAR) and in-action reviews (IAR) is part of a broader plan of ECDC to raise awareness to the importance of planning for public health emergencies, as well as improve the methodology of analysis to advance this important field of research. It is designed as a non-moderated, self-paced course divided into eight modules, and takes approximately 90-120 minutes to complete. 

This course is tailored to any public health expert interested in improving their methodological understanding of AAR. It is also suitable for anyone not familiar with AAR but interested in pursuing one.

⏳ Duration: 90-120 minutes

👥 Audience: General preparedness experts

🎯 Objectives: After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain most important characteristics and phases to construct a good quality AAR
  • Differentiate the methodologies and designs for AAR
  • Select a methodology coherent with the scope of AAR
  • Understand the importance of a stakeholder analysis
  • Select/develop relevant trigger questions
  • Assess lessons learnt through AAR process


 

  
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 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 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 partners1 Nov 2019e-Learning on Migration and Health for Trainers and Coaches (24 languages)

This course is designed for coaches and trainers and is available in all 24 official EU Languages.

Similar courses are arranged differently targeting Health professionals, 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.

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