This course was designed by the Colorado Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence (CoE). The CoE is dedicated to identifying and implementing best practices for outbreak detection and response. The CoE also provides training to public health professionals and responders.
This in-person training is an intermediate level course for State and local public health agency staff who could potentially work on an outbreak investigation, including epidemiologists, public health nurses, environmental health specialists, emergency preparedness staff, etc. Ideally, attendees will have previously taken a "Basics of Communicable Disease" course or be familiar with communicable disease investigation in their jurisdiction.
This training is designed to be an intensive, interactive, full-day course to teach epidemiological skills during a foodborne outbreak investigation. It includes lectures, practical outbreak scenario excercises, and discussion. There is an option to integrate interactive polling clicker devises (Turning Point) for quizzing participants during the lectures and outbreak scenario.
Have you recently taken the Applied Outbreak Investigation training? If so, you can access the resource materials provided to students here: Download all resource materials (zip file).