Introduction to Intervention Epidemiology and MicrobiologyArchived

24 Sep 2012 - 12 Oct 2012
Mahon, Menorca, Spain

This course provided theoretical induction so that EPIET fellows could acquire the ECDC core competencies for field epidemiologist.

The course had seven tracks of the introductory course including (1) public health microbiology, (2) Surveillance, (3) outbreak investigation, (4) statistics, (5) analytical epidemiology, (6) research and (7) communication.


Enable EPIET fellows to:

  1. Combine field epidemiology and public health microbiology techniques for risk assessment and investigations in the field of communicable diseases prevention and control 
  2. Analyse surveillance data in light of the limitations of the surveillance system
  3. Investigate an outbreak to propose public health recommendations
  4. Apply simple statistics to analyze epidemiological and laboratory data 
  5. Used analytical epidemiology to examine associations between exposures and outcomes while taking into account bias, confounding and effect modifications
  6. Design, prepare and conduct an applied research project
  7. Communicate results of field investigations to various stakeholders (e.g, scientists, press, public, decision makers)

Teaching methods included

  • Interactive sessions
  • Case studies