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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

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.

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The FEMWiki has initially been developed to support the European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET) with lecture notes and articles on epidemiologic methods. 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.

In recent years, articles on other key disciplines for disease prevention & control such as public health microbiology, informatics and public health law have been added. The aim of the FEM Wiki is to create a library of training materials for training programmes for all disciplines in disease prevention & control. In addition to articles (1), the FEM Wiki contains curricula for training programmes (2), core competencies (3), guidelines (4)  and work space for communities of practice (5). These 5 pillars form the FEM Wiki collaborative platform.