A set of training materials for professionals working in intervention epidemiology, public health microbiology and infection control and hospital hygiene.
The structure of the core competencies in this document is arbitrary and proposed for easy reference. A competency is a combination of knowledge, skills and abilities/attitude that are critical to perform a taskeffectively.The domain of a core competency is the set of all possible knowledge, skill/s and ability titles that allows the function of the competency.Sub-domains are a set of activity titles within a particular domain that allows the function of the domain.Activities are performance that leads to knowledge skills or abilities. Core competencies listed in this document are defined for mid-career and above professionals based on the definition of public health microbiology by NMFPs. These core competencies are either well-established and in use by other programmes/ disciplines or specifically developed for the EUPHEM programme. Mid-career is defined as at least three years experience in the area of microbiology after post-graduate studies (Master or equivalent) or having a PhD in microbiology or equivalent (clinical microbiology specialisation). An example of a professional profile after training would be that of a head of a laboratory within a public health microbiology institute (e.g. reference diagnostics, surveillance, preparedness, response activities, etc.). Despite the risk of creating artificial categories, this approach was chosen to facilitate the process.
Promote collaborations, partnerships and team building to accomplish public health microbiology programme objectives
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