Core competencies of ECDC training programmes and instructional design

ECDC develops partnerships with national and international public health organisations to provide applied, competency based training activities to professionals at national and community levels.

The organisation has developed lists of Core Competencies with indicators that define the minimum requirements, in terms of these competencies, that public health workers are expected to have at the beginning and end of training. These documents, therefore, define the competencies that are a suggested minimum prerequisite for all professionals in these fields. Curriculum design and development of training materials are based on these core competencies. The following have been developed: 

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Public health emergency preparedness: Core competencies for EU Member States

training material, technical report -

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Vaccine-preventable diseases and immunisation: Core competencies

training material, technical report -

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Core competencies for infection control and hospital hygiene professionals in the European Union

training material -

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Core competencies for EU public health epidemiologists in communicable disease surveillance and response

technical guidance, training material -

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Core competencies for public health epidemiologists working in the area of communicable disease surveillance and response, in the European Union

training material -

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Core competencies in epidemiology: surveillance and response

meeting report, training material -