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Self-Study Training offered by CDC

The following self-study Courses are available from CDC's Training and Laboratory Program Office:

Community Hygiene * (3010-G). For persons needing a general knowledge of sanitary science and the application of various principles related to preventing and controlling both acute and chronic environmental diseases in the community.

Basic Mathematics (3011-G). For sanitarians or public health practitioners who must convert from one system of measurement to another, determine chemical dosages, and calculate the areas and volumes of common geometric forms.

Communicable Disease Control (3012-G). For persons concerned with preventing and controlling communicable diseases prevalent in the United States. This course also covers the host, agent, and environment as factors in the disease process.

Vectorborne Disease Control (3013-G). For persons needing a practical competence in vectorborne disease control. Only descriptive taxonomy is covered, but taxonomic keys and other aids are included in the study manuals.

Waterborne Disease Control (3014-G). For persons dealing with procedures and factors intended to prevent and control waterborne diseases. This course is not a technical presentation on water treatment; it emphasizes principles of disease control that will provide a safe product.

Environmental Protection (3015-G). Primarily for professional health workers studying factors influencing the development or existence of environmental problems. The course may also be useful to graduate and undergraduate students who wish to specialize in an environmental field.

Foodborne Disease Control (3016-G). Primarily for professional health workers who need to be highly competent in the area of food sanitation. The course will also be useful to food-service managers and to graduate and undergraduate students who wish to specialize in environmental health.

Water Fluoridation (3017-G). For water-plant operators working in all systems, particularly those involved with testing the fluoride content of water, maintaining equipment, and purchasing chemicals.

Microbial Ecology of Foods (3018-G). Primarily for professional health workers whose jobs require competence in food safety. The course is appropriate for inspectors, laboratory personnel, consultants, program managers, and students - either at the upper undergraduate level or in postgraduate work. It is also useful to food industry personnel involved in quality assurance.

Principles of Epidemiology (3030-G). For state and local public health personnel responsible for disease surveillance or investigation. The course includes concepts, principles, and methods generally useful in surveillance and investigation of Communicable diseases.

Reported by: Div of Training, Training and Laboratory Program Office, CDC.

Further information may be obtained from the Division of Training, Training and Laboratory Program Office, CDC (telephone 404/329-3153).

  • Not available until October 1, 1987.

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