Disease Epidemiology
Epidemiology Surveillance Training 

This course is designed for the epidemiology technician, community health nurse, public health nurse or preventive medicine physician 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 epidemiology surveillance 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
January 2014 Disease Reporting System internet (DRSi) Update
February 2014 Pertussis
March 2014 ESSENCE Update
May 2014 Water Medical Surveillance
July 2014 Chikungunya Control
August 2014 Tuberculosis Control Principles and Real World Investigation Lessons
September 2014 DoD Influenza Surveillance
October 2014 West Africa Ebola: Tracking the Outbreak
January 2015 Using the STI Module in DRSi
February 2015 The Laboratory's Role in Outbreak Investigations
March 2015 Laboratory Interpretation of Case Definitions