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Table 1 Topics for didactic component of FELTP-frontline

From: Strengthening health systems in Africa: a case study of the Kenya field epidemiology training program for local frontline health workers

Item Topic Course Learning objectives
1 Introduction to epidemiology 1 Understand frontline epidemiology concepts: person, place, time; agent, host, environment
2 Introduction to surveillance 1 Understand frontline surveillance concepts: active vs. passive
3 Introduction to statistics 1 Understand frontline concepts of public health statistics
4 Descriptive statistics: measures of central tendency 1 Understand how to calculate the measures and interpret
5 The world of data—collection, management, analysis 1 Understand the activities associated with each aspect of training
6 Field project—data quality audit Interim Application of standard tool to assess the quality of data generated within their health facility or agency
7 Measures of frequency 2 Understand how to calculate rates, ratios, and proportions
8 Outbreak investigations 2 Understand the steps to undertaking an outbreak investigation
9 Monitoring and evaluation 1 and 2 Understand how to develop and implement an M&E plan within the context of public health practice
10 Communicating and presenting public health data 2 How to organize and analyze, develop visual displays, and communicate public health data
11 Field project presentations 2.5 Application of item 10 to their field project data/findings