Environmental Assessment Quick Train

This training is designed for public health professionals as an introduction or refresher on conducting assessments during an outbreak investigation. 

This QuickTrain series has four modules, these can be accessed separately (approximately 15 min. each):

-Introduction to Foodborne Outbreak Investigations

-Overview of Environmental Assessments

-Contributing Factors

-Clinical and Environmental Specimens

Click here to access this training: https://rmphtc.org/pages/eaqt/ 

Learning Objectives:

Module 1:

  • Understand the importance of foodborne disease outbreak investigations.
  • Describe the steps in a foodborne disease outbreak investigation.
  • Explain the roles and skills of the investigation team.

Module 2:

  • Explain the differences between an environmental assessment and other types of routine inspections.
  • Describe the types of activities involved in an environmental assessment conducted in a food service facility.

Module 3:

  • Describe types of contributing factors in foodborne disease outbreaks.
  • Identify contributing factors associated with 3 common foodborne pathogens.
  • Describe types of environmental antecedents.

Module 4:

  • Describe non-laboratory and laboratory techniques for identifying causative agents.
  • List important considerations in the collection and submission of clinical and environmental specimens.


Primary Public Health Core Competency: Analytical & Assessment Skills 

This training has been screened, reviewed, and approved through the Public Health Learning Navigator’s Quality Review Process and has earned the 'certified quality' seal.



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