Strengthening health security by implementing the International Health Regulations (2005)


Main competency to be acquired

Identify which sample is adapted to a specific syndrome and situation.

Specific learning objectives

  • think critically while working with laboratory experts at each step: planning the sampling; sampling analysis; reporting and documentation; feedback;
  • estimate the number of samples needed to confirm the cause of the outbreak follow ethical principles when collecting samples;
  • define sampling strategy related to affected organ or syndrome for most common situations;
  • seek external advice and brainstorm discussions in case of non-typical picture.

Teaching material

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