Training tools

ECDC tools and platforms with courses and materials in the area of public health training.

Catalogue of courses on prevention and control of communicable diseases (ASPHER)

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER) have agreed to collaborate in the training of public health professionals in competencies for prevention and control of communicable diseases.

ECDC Virtual Academy (EVA)

An online training platform in the area of disease prevention and control, with open and restricted courses, webinars and video lectures

FEM Wiki

A set of training materials for professionals working in intervention epidemiology, public health microbiology and infection control and hospital hygiene.

FEM Wiki - Infection control and hospital hygiene

An “e-learning tool” for trainers, including chapters addressing core competencies on infection control and hospital hygiene

Online tutorial on how to detect and assess public health threats

This tutorial demonstrates the various epidemic intelligence steps that need to be undertaken in order to timely detect and assess current and emerging threats to human health from communicable diseases.

Training on infection control in the EU/EEA

Prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) relies on specialised infection prevention and control staff in charge of elaborating, implementing and monitoring local preventive measures such as hand hygiene, patient isolation and HAI surveillance.