E-learning course on Introduction to designing in- and after-action reviews

E-learning course
ECDC Virtual Academy

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.

This course is designed as a non-moderated, self-paced course divided into eight modules, and takes approximately 90-120 minutes to complete. 

It 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.


After taking this course learners will be able to:

1. Explain most important characteristics and phases to construct a good quality AAR

2. Differentiate the methodologies and designs for AAR

3. Select a methodology coherent with the scope of AAR

4. Understand the importance of a stakeholder analysis

5. Select/develop relevant trigger questions

6. Assess lessons learnt through AAR process