This training aims to strengthen the capacity of Veterinary Services in the South-East Asia region in the use of infectious disease models to aid in decision making. Technical staff of Veterinary Services are expected to gain an understanding and practical experience of the basics of infectious disease modelling. The training course is organised by the OIE Sub-Regional Representation for South-East Asia (OIE SRR SEA) in partnership with the EpiCentre, Massey University, New Zealand.
A 6-week virtual training is delivered using a combined self-paced training module of the Massey University’s online Moodle platform (Virtual Learning Environment) known as ‘stream’, and group training using Zoom. This self-paced training covers readings and videos to explain the key concepts and ideas of infectious disease modelling while lessons and scenarios provide students with real-time feedback. The course consists of three virtual workshops and lasts maximum two hours each.
The training introduces infectious disease modelling – building, analysing, and explaining a simple infectious model. Data requirements to build a disease model and intervention scenarios are also covered in the course. At the end of the training, participants will be able to use the outputs from a model to support recommendations for the control and management of infectious diseases.
First workshop / Opening session | 3 March 2022
Second workshop | 17 March 2022
Closing session | 31 March 2022