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 Collaboration Services (DCS).

To participate in future Epi-tech Surveillance Trainings, please contact the APHC Disease Epidemiology program at usarmy.apg.medcom-aphc.mbx.disease-epidemiologyprogram13@mail.mil to add your name for either the Daily Reportable Medical Events Report Summary or the Epi-Tech Surveillance Training Announcements only email distribution list.

Recordings of previous epidemiology surveillance training sessions are available through the links below to milTube (CAC required for access) and/or the training slidedeck (.pdf or .ppt). External Link

March 2012 Outbreak Reporting milTube
November 2012 Norovirus Control milTube
March 2013 Case Finding - Identifying Cases for Reportable Medical Events milTube PDF
April 2013 Best Practices for Case Finding PDF
May 2013 Reportable Medical Event Data Usage milTube PDF
July 2013 Tuberculosis Contact Investigations PDF
October 2013 Sexually Transmitted Infection Contact Investigations PDF
January 2014 Disease Reporting System internet update PDF
February 2014 Outbreak Case Report: Pertussis PDF
March 2014 ESSENCE Update PDF
April 2014 Lab Capabilities for Surveillance and Support PDF
May 2014 Water Medical Surveillance PDF
June 2014 Lyme Disease PDF
July 2014 Chikungunya Control milTube PDF
August 2014 Tuberculosis Control Principles and Real World Investigation Lessons milTube PDF
September 2014 DoD Influenza Surveillance milTube
October 2014 West Africa Ebola: Tracking the Outbreak milTube PDF
February 2015 The Laboratory's Role in Outbreak Investigations milTube
March 2015 Laboratory Interpretation of Case Definitions milTube PDF
April 2015 Risk Communication PDF
May 2015 Making the Most of ESSENCE milTube PDF
June 2015 Chikungunya Surveillance and Update milTube PDF
July 2015 Malaria milTube PDF
August 2015 HIPAA and Public Health Law and Authority milTube PDF
September 2015 Influenza in the DoD milTube PDF
October 2015 Navigating DRSi milTube PDF
January 2016 Chagas Disease milTube PDF
February 2016 Zika Virus milTube PDF
March 2016 Case Finding for Reportable Medical Events milTube PDF
April 2016 Barriers to Reporting milTube PDF
May 2016 Reportable Medical Event Focus Group milTube PDF
June 2016 Outbreak Reporting milTube PDF
July 2016 Salmonella Poona Investigation Lessons Learned milTube PDF
August 2016 Community Acquired Pneumonia Outbreak Lessons Learned milTube PDF
September 2016 Influenza Surveillance in the DoD milTube PDF
October 2016 Making the Most of ESSENCE milTube PDF
January 2017 Case Finding in DRSi milTube PDF
February 2017 Operation New Horizons Zika Field Investigation milTube PDF
March 2017 Tuberculosis Surveillance and Control milTube PPT
April 2017 DRSi Disease Reporting: Best Practices milTube PDF
May 2017 Aedes Mosquito Management milTube PPT
June 2017 Armed Forces Reportable Medical Events (RMEs) Changes milTube PDF
July 2017 Foodborne Illness from a Veterinary Perspective milTube PPT
August 2017 Tuberculosis Contact Investigation Reporting milTube PPT