the public health workforce to protect the public against current
and emerging health threats, including bioterrorism"
To develop the awareness and knowledge of public health workers who may
be deployed on Field Epidemiology strike teams in order to assist local,
regional, state, and national epidemiology staff in disease investigations
during surge capacity.
Target Audience: Public
health workers and other healthcare, emergency response,
education, and community professionals.
terms and concepts associated with epidemiology.
how to design and/or modify field epidemiology surveys
strategies for setting up an epidemiology field investigation
aware of the procedures and protocols for sampling
and packaging of clinical specimens.
aware of the policies related to quarantine and isolation.
interview communication concepts and techniques.
the function and associated interview skills for epidemiological
is no pre-requisite for Basic Epidemiology. Successful
completion of the Basic Epidemiology course is required prior to
registering for the IFIRST or IFIRST2 programs.
Field Questionnaire Methodology
Sampling & Packaging
Quarantine & Isolation
Basic Interview Techniques
Program Length: 4
hours of online modules.
Continuing Education Credits: Suwannee River AHEC (SRAHEC) has approved continuing education
credit (CEC) contact hours for the following professions:
Nurses: 4; certified health education specialists: 3.5;
licensed mental health counselors, social workers, and
marriage and family therapists:4.
In addition, the Florida Department of Health and Florida
Environmental Health Association have approved this course
for 4 hours of environmental health credits for individuals
certified under Chapter 381.0101, F.S.
To apply for CECs, you must demonstrate successful completion
of all course requirements, as evidenced by receiving a Certificate
of Course Completion.
Credits for this program are available only in conjunction
with your completion of the on-site IFIRST or IFIRST2. In
other words, credits are not available after you complete
this online course. The credits will be available after you
complete IFIRST or IFIRST2.
Participants in applicable professions who want credits
from SRAHEC need to complete a request form at the on-site
training and provide their professional license number.
For more information about the SRAHEC credits see: www.srahec.org/fcphp_CE
There is no fee for the CE credits.
Registration Information: Completion
of the online pre-test registers a participant for this
Registration Fee: There
is no registration fee.
Competencies for Public Health Professionals:
Core Competency Domain 4:
Cultural Competency Skills
Core Competency Domain 6:
Basic Public Health Science Skills
Core Competency Domain 8:
Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
and Emergency Readiness Competencies
Core Competency 7: Identify
limits to own knowledge/skills/authority and identify
key system resources for referring matters that exceed
Core Competency 8: Recognizing
unusual events that might indicate an emergency and
describe appropriate action.
Core Competency 9: Apply
creative problem solving and flexible thinking to unusual
challenges within his/her functional responsibilities.
Program Developers and
This course was developed by the Florida Center for Public Health Preparedness
at the University of South Florida College of Public Health in collaboration
with Florida Department of Health officials and subject matter experts.
The development and delivery of this course are supported by funding from
a cooperative agreement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
and the Association of Schools of Public Health.
Events of the University of South
Florida are available without regard to race, color, sex,
national origin, disability, age, or veteran status as
provided by law and in accordance with the Universitys
respect for personal dignity.