Disease Epidemiology
Epidemiology Surveillance Training 

This course is designed for epi-tech, community health nurse, public health nurse or preventive medicine physicians interested in learning best surveillance practices for local medical treatment facilities.  The core performance areas that will be reinforced include: outbreak identification, reporting practices, and disease/case finding.  This activity will improve the performance of preventive medicine personnel who conduct surveillance activities in inpatient and outpatient settings.

Training is conducted monthly, via Defense Connect Online (DCO).  Please visit the Training page for more information on registration for upcoming training: http://usaphcapps.amedd.army.mil/traincon/describe.aspx?name=Epi-Tech

Recordings of previous epi-tech training sessions are available through the links below.  Please note you will need a user name and password for DCO in order to access the modules.  If you need a DCO account, please follow this link: https://www.dco.dod.mil.


 March 2012  Outbreak Reporting external link
 April 2012  Establishing the Existence of an Outbreak and Case Finding external link
 May 2012  Update on Armed Forces Reportable Medical Event Guidelines external link
 June 2012  ESSENCE Updates external link
 July 2012  Basic Foodborne Microbiology external link
 August 2012  Influenza external link
 September 2012  West Nile Virus external link
 November 2012  Norovirus Control external link
 January 2013  Update to Sexually Transmitted Infections external link
 February 2013  Determination of Case Classification for Reportable Medical Events external link
 March 2013  Case Finding - Identifying Cases for Reportable Medical Events external link
 April 2013  Best Practices for Case Finding in DRSi external link
 May 2013  Reportable Medical Event Data Usage
 June 2013  Investigation of Norovirus Outbreak in 10 Steps
 July 2013  Tuberculosis Contact Investigations
 October 2013 Sexually Transmitted Infection Contact Investigations
 February 2014 Pertussis