Skip to main content
Sign In

Live Learning Series


 

The Colorado Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence uses bi-directional video technology to deliver innovative, engaging, and travel-free trainings. The live learning model has offered the opportunity to host “face-to-face” learning opportunities that are equally convenient to public health professionals serving rural communities as to someone in a large metropolitan area. The CoE uses bi-directional video for different live learning applications, including courses, learning collaboratives, and ECHO (Extension for Community Health Outcomes) series. Live learning builds virtual “classrooms” that allow for deep discussion and interaction between participants. Participants leverage the interpersonal connections made in these virtual “classrooms” to peer learning networks which connect learners and provide an opportunity to share and learn beyond a structured curriculum.


These trainings are developed and hosted in coordination with the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center.


Live Learning OpportunitiesLLS_Photo.jpg

 

Foundational Interview Skills

The Foundational Interview Skills training includes two 1.5 hour sessions using bi-directional video. The first day includes an introductory exercise, a review of outbreak questionnaires, and a presentation on interview techniques. Participants complete a practice assignment, then de-brief their assignment on the second day of the training, while receiving mentoring and advice from facilitators and peers.

Audience: Public health professionals who conduct enteric disease interviews
Pre-requisite: None
Structure: Two 1.5 hour sessions in one week
Past sessions: November 2016
Upcoming sessions: TBD. Sign-up for the CoE Listserv
 

Advanced Interviewing

Developed with the Arizona Department of Health, this is a 6-session series on advanced interview skills. Each hour-long session includes a didactic presentation from guest speakers and a group discussion. Topics include: interview techniques; listening skills; questionnaire types; and case follow up.

Audience: Public health professionals who conduct enteric disease interviews
Pre-requisite: Foundational Interview Skills training
Past sessions: Spring 2017
Upcoming sessions: TBD. Sign-up for the CoE Listserv
 

Hypothesis Generation During a Foodborne Outbreak Investigation ECHO

Developed with ECHO Colorado, this is a 6-session series on hypothesis generation during a foodborne illness outbreak. Each hour-long session includes a didactic presentation, a participant-led outbreak presentation, and discussion. Topics include: introduction to hypothesis generation, food-pathogen pairs, questionnaires and unstructured interviews, interviewing techniques, and analytical tools.

Audience: Public health professionals who take a substantial role in investigating foodborne illness outbreaks
Pre-requisite: None
Past sessions: Spring 2016
Upcoming sessions: TBD. Sign-up for the CoE Listserv

Applied Whole Genome Sequencing for Epidemiologists

This five-session training series provides hands-on training for epidemiologists on using whole genome sequencing (WGS) during foodborne illness outbreak investigations. Over five sessions, a cohort of 15-20 participants will work through case-based foodborne illness outbreak scenarios with available WGS data. Participants will meet weekly for five weeks via bi-directional video with each session lasting 1.5 hours. Discussions will be led by a facilitator and each section will include the participation of at least one other subject matter expert.

Audience: Epidemiologists at state and large local health departments who have begun using, or who will be using, whole genome sequencing during foodborne illness outbreak investigations.
Pre-requisite: Prior to this training, participants should review Molecular Epidemiology and Sequencing Approaches in Public Health online training modules (4) and webinars (4) developed by the Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellence.
Past sessions: None
Upcoming sessions: TBD. Sign-up for the CoE Listserv


Future Topics

Have a suggestion or interested in collaborating with the CoE to develop a Live Learning Series? Contact Us!

 

​​

Colorado School of Public Health

13001 E. 17th Place
Mail Stop B119
Aurora, CO 80045


303.724.4585
colorado.sph@ucdenver.edu

© The Regents of the University of Colorado, a body corporate. All rights reserved.

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. All trademarks are registered property of the University. Used by permission only.