• Level I is intended as an introduction to the core competencies for integrated field and laboratory epidemiologic practice, for health professionals from diverse backgrounds, working in regional or national health organizations in participating countries.
  • Level I include approximately 15-20 days of face-to-face training, over a 20-week (5 month) period.
  • After each training module of 3-5 working days, Trainees return to their usual work locations.
  • As part of the 'field' component of Level I of the CR-FELTP, each Trainee is required to complete four assignments, described below. Trainees are expected to work on the products when they are back at their jobs between training courses.

Level I Training Topics

In consultation with regional partners, nine core domains for CR-FELTP Level I training were identified:

  1. Epidemiological Methods
  2. Biostatistics
  3. Public Health Surveillance
  4. Laboratory and Biosafety
  5. Computer Technology
  6. Management and Leadership
  7. Communication
  8. Emergency Preparedness and Response
  9. Epidemiology of Priority Diseases, Threats and Injuries
Biosafety Training

Field Assignments

Field assignments are 'competency products' which demonstrate that Trainees are able to apply their new knowledge and skills. The four competency products for Level I are:

  1. Outbreak Investigation Report
  2. Health Surveillance Analysis Report
  3. Oral presentation
  4. Two written briefs/memos
Outbreak Investigation

Level I Schedule


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