The programme is relevant for those working in New Zealand’s public health workforce, and includes:
- Specialist training workshops and seminars.
- Access to high tech equipment and facilities.
- Knowledge transfer – access to unique skills and capabilities in partnering agencies.
- ‘Train the trainer’ modules for health practitioners to share knowledge in their own workplace.
- Annual symposia.
Read below for information about the courses on offer, or contact Debbie Smith: Debbie.Smith@cdhb.health.nz or +64 3 3786 780.
Please complete the Application Form [DOCX, 48 KB] (external link) if you would like to register your interest in one of the courses on offer.
Effective Case Investigation
A foundation for good practice and the consistent investigation of apparently isolated cases of disease and an understanding of how these investigations contribute to New Zealand’s surveillance and outbreak investigation systems.
Outbreak Investigation Refresher
An introduction (or refresher) to outbreak investigation, through a facilitated table-top case study and the processes involved in the epidemiological investigation of a common source outbreak.
A foundation for good practice in managing data and information associated with the investigation of notifiable disease using EpiSurv, the national notifiable disease surveillance system.
Outbreak Investigation and Control
A course to strengthen the ability to investigate and control outbreaks of disease including surveillance, outbreak investigation, analysis, reporting and prevention and control.
Introduction to EpiInfo
An introduction to how EpiInfo 7 can be used to carry out the epidemiological analysis component of an outbreak investigation, through creating and analysing a questionnaire for a simple common source outbreak.
A course to build capacity of field disease investigators to manage the laboratory aspects of outbreak investigations.
Advanced Outbreak Investigation
A course to enhance the ability of participants to take a lead role in significant, more complex local outbreak investigations, and support national outbreak investigations.
An introduction for facilitators and presenters to the active learning approach underpinning the ESR NCBID Epidemiological Skills Development Programme, to support them to incorporate effective active learning techniques into their teaching.