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Revision and publication of EDC training materials
Country: Sweden
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has established a large body of training materials for various functions around disease prevention and control. Produced by various authors, in different Member States, under different stages of an evolving strategy for capacity building through training, the library of training materials has developed organically, rather than systematically, in absence of a central standard or framework.

The project was led by Transmissible. The project has revised ECDC training materials using agreed sets of criteria for adjustments to the training materials on agreed points, applied logical metadata tagging, and the revised materials were uploaded to ECDC Virtual Academy Platform EVA.

The following training materials for the following ECDC courses were subject for the revision:
1. Course on Multi Drug Resistant Organisms (MDRO);
2. Course on development, implementation and evaluation of prudent antibiotic use campaigns;
3. Legionnaires' disease: Risk Assessment, Outbreak Investigation and Control;
4. Epidemiological aspects of Vaccine Preventable diseases
5. Point prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in acute care hospitals.

The services provided were:
- conducting an in-depth appraisal of content quality, corporate style, and acknowledgement of sources in the training materials.
- checking for: Accuracy of the content from a technical point of view; Validity of the content in light of recent developments (scientific evidence will be made available upon signature of the contract, including ECDC publications); Adequacy of instructional design choices to the topics presented; and language check in accordance with the European Commission Style Guide.

The project was completed successfully and the final revised materials can be viewed here.

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