Advanced training and retraining

Training Center

Training courses

NSCEDI trains specialists with higher education (physicians, biologists) and with secondary special education (laboratory assistants):

  • retraining (specialization) of physicians (5 months for specialists from Kazakhstan and 4 months for specialists from Central Asia and the South Caucasus)
  • retraining (specialization) of biologists (2 months)
  • advanced training (improvement) of physicians (various topics for 1-2 weeks)
  • advanced training (improvement) of biologists (various topics for 1-2 weeks)
  • advanced training (improvement) of laboratory assistants (various subjects for 2 weeks)

In accordance with the order of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Republic of Kazakhstan, retraining (specialization) is an obligatory prerequisite for admission of specialists to work with especially dangerous infections (EDI)

 Purpose of retraining courses

  • methodological, theoretical and practical training (with special working techniques) of specialists of MHRK bodies and organizations for independent work with EDI in laboratories and field conditions

Purpose of advanced training courses

  • maintaining a high level of methodological, theoretical and practical training of specialists of bodies and organizations of the MHRK on all issues related to EDI
  • training of specialists in new and improved theoretical and practical achievements in the field of biosafety and biosecurity when working with EDI

NASCENDI is the only specialized organization in the Republic of Kazakhstan to train doctors, biologists, laboratory assistants of various institutions and organizations throughout the country, including anti-plague institutions and other organizations working with pathogens of dangerous zoonotic infections.

NSCEDI has the necessary material, technical and human resources to conduct the educational process at a modern level. The teaching staff of the Center is staffed by leading scientists and specialists of NSCEDI: 33 teachers, including 9 doctors of science, 24 candidates of science.

For practical training, a bacteriological hall with 26 seats is equipped; cultures of microorganisms, exhibits of zoological and parasitological museums are used for training; lecture halls are equipped with modern equipment, computers; the fund of scientific and educational medical literature of the NSCEDI library includes about 50 thousand titles.

The unique safe technique of working with EDI, used in Kazakhstan, allows to minimize the risks of intra-laboratory contamination.

There are dormitory buildings designed for 41 places in the adjoining territory.

For all questions related to training, you can contact the Training Center.

Tel .: 7 (727) 2233821

The following courses are offered at NSCEDI:

1.Retraining (primary specialization) of specialists with higher professional education (specialty hygiene and epidemiology) «Epidemiology and bacteriology of especially dangerous infections» (physicians), (duration 20 weeks – 1080 hours);

2.Advanced training of specialists with higher professional education (specialty hygiene and epidemiology) «Epidemiology and bacteriology of especially dangerous infections» (physicians), (duration 2 weeks –108 hours);

3.Advanced training of specialists with higher professional education (specialty hygiene and epidemiology) «Safe work with dangerous pathogens» (physicians) (duration 2 weeks –108 hours);

4.Advanced training of specialists with higher professional education (specialty hygiene and epidemiology) «Especially dangerous viral infections, epidemiology, laboratory diagnostics, biosafety» (physicians and biologists), (duration 2 weeks – 108 hours);

5.Advanced training of specialists with higher professional education (specialty hygiene and epidemiology) «Basics of GIS technologies» (physicians and biologists), (duration 2 weeks – 108 hours);

6.Advanced training of specialists with higher professional education (specialty hygiene and epidemiology) «GIS technologies and their application for the analysis of epidemiological and epizootological data» (physicians and biologists), (duration 2 weeks – 108 hours);

7.Advanced training of specialists with secondary professional education (specialty laboratory diagnostics) «Laboratory diagnostics of cholera» (laboratory assistants) (duration 2 weeks –108 hours);

8.Advanced training of specialists with secondary professional education (specialty laboratory diagnostics) «Laboratory diagnostics of plague» (laboratory assistants) (duration 2 weeks –108 hours).

The following courses are offered on a contractual basis:

  1. Retraining (primary specialization) of biologists «Biosafety: epidemiology and epizootology of especially dangerous infections» (duration 8 weeks – 432 hours);
  2. Retraining of specialists with secondary professional education «Laboratory diagnostics of especially dangerous infections» (Specialty laboratory diagnostics) (duration 8 weeks – 432 hours)
Национальный научный центр особо опасных инфекций
Almaty city,
Zhakhanger street, 14

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