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The EuFMD training management system

The EuFMD Learning team is developing TOM, a Training Management System which will allow countries to manage the individual training development of their veterinarians and veterinary capacity. TOM supports training capacity development of veterinarians as a competency framework that provides recognition to veterinarians and as a web-based tool that allows veterinary services to monitor the completion of trainings by veterinarians.



The concept behind TOM


What is the concept behind TOM, the EuFMD training management system?


  1.  A web-based tool that allows veterinary services to monitor the completion of training by veterinarians;

  2.  A competency framework that provides recognitions to veterinarians.

The two components of this training management system are interdependent. An online platform that allows country veterinary services to access a competency framework and link the progress of the individual development of veterinarians to this competency framework.



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How does TOM support the training capacity development of veterinarians?


  • Web-Based tool. A web tool that can assist veterinary services to develop multiple roles.


This is the lifecycle of TOM, the EuFMD training management system


  • Country veterinary services will use it to assess the current training level of veterinarians. The competency framework will provide a framework to evaluate the current training level of veterinarians;

  • Each competency is based on behavioural indicators that country veterinary services will use to assess the current training level of veterinarians and identify gaps. This will enable countries to focus on those priorities in terms of capacity development;

  • Developing a learning program will be focused on gaps identified in the previous steps;

  • Country veterinary services will be able to monitor and track the training improvements of individuals;

  • The ultimate benefit for the veterinarian will be to obtain a wider recognition of the increased level of expertise, according to a higher proficiency level in the competency. This is expected to increase the appeal of training programs.


  • Competency framework. A competency framework that can help veterinary services to identify and address skill gaps.


  • The Disease Control and Emergency Management Framework was built using competencies taken from Get Prepared tool, the PCP (Progressive Control Pathway) and PVS tools, OIE Day 1 competencies CFIA competency framework  and EuFMD course learning objectives.

  • It includes 13 competencies:

    • Epidemiology, Transboundary Diseases, Biosecurity, Sampling, ID and Movement Control, Emergency and Disaster Management, Emergency Preparedness, Emergency Response, Veterinary Products, Animal Welfare, Risk Analysis, Safety, Health and Wellbeing

  • Each competency has five proficiency levels: Awareness, Beginner, Competent, Proficient and Expert;

  • Each Proficiency level has a number of behavioural indicators to describe what someone working at that level can do, for instance Collect samples for diagnostic testing;

  • Each proficiency level is linked to the corresponding items in the Get Prepared, PCP and PVS tools,  OIE Day 1 competencies and EuFMD courses which would help develop the competency.


EuFMD is working on developing a Laboratory Framework and is interested in what other frameworks you may find valuable!


TOM, pilot testing

We are looking to pilot TOM, the EuFMD Training Management System:


  • What is the purpose of the pilot?


  • Focusing on specific functions of the system to test 

    • Relevance – is it something you would use?

    • User friendliness – how could we make the user experience better?

    • Improvements – what else would you need, what reports are you looking for, how would you like to see the data?

  • The pilot will be divided into iterations (as a new functionality is developed based on your feedback) and phases

    • Phase 1 -set up of structure, identification of gaps and reporting.

    • Phase 2 - monitoring progress of learners enrolled in programs.

    • Phase 3 - learners complete a program and are awarded a higher competency level.

  • Initial Pilot

    • Limited number of learners with the same job position.

    • Limited to 2-3 competencies that would be addressed by your training credit allocation this year.

TOM  info  and requests to pilot    

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