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Course introduction Preben Aavitsland Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology Norwegian Institute of Public Health at EpiTrain V, Vilnius, October.

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1 Course introduction Preben Aavitsland Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology Norwegian Institute of Public Health at EpiTrain V, Vilnius, October

2 Presentations

3 Welcome Romuldas Sabaliauskas Secretary of the Ministry of Health

4 Practical matters

5 EpiTrain EpiTrain within the EpiNorth framework Fifth in a series of courses –EpiTrain I2004 JurmalaCase-control method –EpiTrain II2005 TallinnSurveillance –EpiTrain III2006 JurmalaEpidemic intelligence –EpiTrain IV2006OsloPC use Advanced epidemiology for senior epidemiologists English only Financed by –European Centre for Disease Preventiona and Cntrol –Norwegian Barents Health Programme –Participating institutes

6 Teaching methods Lectures –With time for questions –Sometimes with small groups Case studies in five groups of 7-8 people –Facilitation Main group work in five groups of 7-8 people –Larger task throughout the week –Presentation on Saturday Written material and CD-ROM Schedule somewhat flexible!

7 Faculty and administration Preben Aavitsland, MD Norwegian Institute of Public Health Katrine Borgen, DVM, PhD Norwegian Institute of Public Health Irena Jakopanec, MD Norwegian Institute of Public Health Hannah Lewis, MSc State Serum Institute, Denmark Jolita Mereckiene, MSc Health Protection Surveillance Centre, Ireland Jurgita Pakalniskiene, MSc State Serum Institute, Denmark Olga Klimenko Norwegian Institute of Public Health Elena Torgersen, MSc Norwegian Institute of Public Health

8 Contents - 1 International Health Regulations: Core capacities –Lecture –Main group work

9 Contents - 2 International Health Regulations: Notification –Lecture –Group exercise

10 Contents - 3 Risk assessment: Assessing events –Lecture –Group exercise

11 Contents - 4 Guidelines: Making guidelines for communicable disease prevention and control –Lecture –Main group work

12 Why These topics? New International Health Regulations –Countries need to implement and notify Guidelines –Key area of work for many of us

13 Main group work - introduction Five groups of seven-eight people Each group elects –Chair –Secretary (must have/borrow PC) –Presenter (may be one of the two above) All participate in discussion –Hard, interesting and rewarding work –May divide in sub-groups for certain tasks Light facilitation by Preben, Irena, Hanna, Katrine, Jurgita and Jolita Questions and problems also in plenary

14 Main group work – tasks Monday (2,0 h) –Elect chair, secretary, presenter –Plan the work Tuesday (5,0 h) –Make report Friday (3,5 h) –Finalise report and presentation –Rehearse presentation Saturday (2,5 h) –Present and discuss

15 Topics for main group work A: Guidelines for management of cases of scabies in the community B: Guidelines for management of cases of gonorrhoea and their contacts C: Guidelines for management of cases of hepatitis A in kindergartens and schools D: Assessment and plan of action for IHR Annex 1a for xx country E: Assessment and plan of action for IHR Annex 1a for xx country


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