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Live Training

The following live, in-person training courses are available to select military personnel (click links for full description):

Allergy and Immunizations Program

This course, conducted at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, trains Immunology-Allergy Technicians with the skills necessary to become qualified medical care givers in administering vaccines to all service members, DOD employees, and children, as well as assisting Allergists in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with allergic and immunologic disorders.

The students will also receive specialized training in administering immunotherapy injection, meningococcal, immediate and delayed skin testing, mixing and diluting of allergen extracts, spirometry, vaccine storage and handling, and disease prevention through vaccinations for our deploying personnel for peacetime and wartime missions. Please direct any questions to the contacts in the link below.

Course scopes and prerequisites are available at the Army Training Requirements and Resources System home page and searching the Course Catalog for Course 300-Y8.

Class Report Date Start Date End Date
251 Oct. 6, 2024 Oct. 7, 2024 Nov. 15, 2024
252 Jan. 5, 2025 Jan.6, 2025 Feb,. 13, 2025
253 Feb. 23, 2025 Feb. 24, 2025 April 2, 2025
254 April 6, 2025 April 7, 2025 May 14, 2025
255 May 18, 2025 May 19, 2025 June 27, 2025
256 July 6, 2025 July 7, 2025 Aug. 13, 2025
257 Aug. 17, 2025 Aug. 18, 2025 Sept. 25, 2025

Principles of Military Preventive Medicine Course

This 9-week course (#6a-F5) is designed to provide Army Medical Department officers with the skills and knowledge to function in preventive medicine specialty areas at an entry level. The course is tailored to provide uniquely different training to six specialty officer groups:

  1. Community Health Nurses (CHNs)
  2. Environmental Science/Sanitary Engineers
  3. Medical Corps/Veterinary Corps/Physician Assistant (MC/VC/PA)
  4. Entomologists (ENTO)
  5. Nuclear Medical Science Officers (NMSO)
  6. Audiologists

Course content includes the following areas:

  • Community health practices
  • Communicable and infectious diseases
  • Operational preventive medicine
  • Epidemiology
  • Statistics
  • Medical entomology
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Health physics
  • Sanitary engineering
  • Environmental science

Preventive medicine core topics provide a broad overview of each of the specialty areas for all students, preparing them to function as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Each specialty group also receives additional instruction in appropriate specialty topics, preparing them to function independently at an entry level within their specialties. A three-day field training exercise will occur at the end of the course.

Go to the Army Medical Center of Excellence website for more information.

Last Updated: May 20, 2024
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