Epidemiology and Surveillance Training
Required Epidemiology and Surveillance Training for DSHS Internal Staff
CORE TRAINING – These courses are required for the HIV/STD workforce. You must complete core training within the first year of employment.
All HIV Surveillance staff should complete the HIV Surveillance Modules within their first two weeks of employment.
- Module 1 – DSHS HIV and HIV Surveillance Overview
- Module 2 – DSHS HIV Laboratory Tests
- Module 3 – DSHS HIV Surveillance Case Definition
- Module 4 – DSHS HIV THISIS
- Module 5 – DSHS Lab Management and Case Ascertainment
- Module 6 – DSHS Case Investigation and Reporting
- Module 7 – DSHS Perinatal HIV Surveillance
Quarterly Surveillance Staff Training – Required once for new staff and recommend that old staff attend once.
Texas HIV Surveillance Symposium – This symposium provides training and updates on HIV surveillance practices and activities in Texas.
SAS Training (for central office staff only) – Check with your supervisor about attending a SAS training before signing up for a course.
Data Literacy Resources – Data literacy is the ability to read, work with, analyze, and argue with data. Much like literacy as a general concept, data literacy focuses on the competencies involved in working with data.
- Understanding Data
- Data Literacy – Educational courses and content to inform, equip and inspire you or your organization to use data as part of your everyday language.
Introduction to Hepatitis C Surveillance – This training:
- Describes HCV epidemiology in Texas and the United States
- Describes transmission and risk factors
- Summarizes current HCV treatment
- Describes the differences between chronic and acute HCV
- Classifies HCV cases based on existing definitions
- Outlines the required variables for acute HCV cases.