Funded through a grant from the NYSDOH, the Field Epidemiology training project addresses the need for public health nurses and environmental health staff, two professions experiencing shortages, to achieve basic field epidemiology competencies that are essential for investigations of local naturally occurring or manmade outbreaks.
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Field Epi 101 is composed of a self-paced online course and a one day training.
Field Epidemiology is a short self-study module that introduces/reviews basic applied epidemiology vocabulary and concepts. Participants go at their own pace – those with stronger backgrounds and experience can complete the exercises in less than an hour. Those with less experience will need 2-3 hours.
This online course helps assure that participants attending the one day training are at approximately the same level. Prerequisite is available 24/7 and can be referred to any time before or after the training. Students may print out resource references.
Field Epi 101: Outbreak Investigation is a live one-day regional workshop that includes group work and the practical application of principles to actual or simulated case files. To minimize the need for travel, this regional training is conducted on-site at local health departments or in regional settings and is instructed by retired NYSDOH epidemiologist Stan Kondracki.
If your local health department would like to host this FREE training please contact Dawn Bleyenburg at 518-402-0339. Hurry! The funding for this training ends December 31st, 2011!
Field Epi 201: Practical Skills in Outbreak Investigation
Expanding upon skills gained in the Field Epi 101: Outbreak Investigation course, this is a five-week, on-line course for staff in local health departments, including public health nurses and sanitarians. Experienced field epidemiologist, Stan Kondracki, will mentor the on-line course. The course will consist of on-line webinars (live and recorded), discussion forums, and online activities. Students will be expected and encouraged to dialogue with fellow classmates through online discussion boards and webinars. The course will be based on Tier 1 competencies for epidemiology as established by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists.
Students should expect to spend roughly 1 – 2 hours a week working on the course. CME, CNE and CHES hours will be provided.