Scientific guide of the European public health microbiology training programme
This scientific guide describes the European Union public health microbiology training programme (EUPHEM) and includes areas such as core competencies, training objectives, training content, and coordination of the training. The guide is intended to be a reference document for the EUPHEM programme but could also be useful to other public health institutes and professionals.
This scientific guide outlining its European Union public health microbiology training programme (EUPHEM) has been developed in response to observations that the speciality of public health microbiology may be limited in outbreak investigations and surveillance.
The guide is intended to be used as a reference document for the EUPHEM training programme but is also useful for other public health training programmes as well as public health institutes and individual professionals.
EUPHEM is considered a ‘specialist pathway’ of the ECDC fellowship programme for applied disease prevention and control, and the guide includes core competencies, training objectives and training content of the programme.
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