GHD/EMPHNET to Conduct Regional Training Workshop on Designing and Developing Case Studies for FETPs
In the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR), field epidemiology and public health curricula have relied on fewer locally-based case studies or exercises. Because Field Epidemiology Training Programs (FETPs) focus on problem-based learning, case studies are an effective tool for simulating real-life public health functions and services.
Therefore, GHD/EMPHNET is conducting a regional training workshop in Amman, Jordan, between September 2 and 6, 2018, on case study design and development. This workshop will target FETP directors, resident advisors, graduates, and trainees in the region, as well as other public health professionals. Over 25 participants from Afghanistan, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia, and Yemen will participate in the training.
Public health professionals and academics from GHD/EMPHNET and Egypt will facilitate the sessions using didactic and hands-on learning methods. Through these sessions, participants are expected to learn the format, process, and guidelines for developing a public health case study. They will also create case studies based on a relevant public health issue.
Upon completion of the workshop, participants will leave with finalized regional case studies to be used in the FETPs curricula for the benefit of upcoming cohorts. They will also be used for learning activities hosted by GHD/EMPHNET. Furthermore, the developed case studies will be published and added to a library of training materials available to FETP trainers and others who wish to teach field epidemiology.