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Field Epidemiology Manual

The Field Epidemiology Manual provides a set of core training materials reflecting the essential competencies required by intervention epidemiologists.

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Background & Aims

The Field Epidemiology Manual has been developed in recent years to support the European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET). Trainers, supervisors, scientific coordinators, and facilitators created draft chapters using the lectures they delivered during the EPIET introductory course. The philosophy of sharing and building knowledge (in particular training materials) led to the idea and creation of a collaborative information space for the epidemiological training community - The FEM Wiki.

The aim of the FEM Wiki is to create a library of training materials for field epidemiology training programmes, as well as a market place for discussions on all theoretical and practical aspects of field epidemiology. Central to this effort will be the Field Epidemiology Manual, a core document for use when undertaking field investigations and research projects in intervention epidemiology.

FEM Wiki is an open information sharing platform for public health experts, hosted and funded by ECDC. The content of FEM Wiki is provided by users of the platform and does not necessarily represent opinion of ECDC. By contributing content to FEMWIKI, users agree to the conditions as described under Creative Commons. Users that publish links to commercial products (e.g. drugs) will be banned.