Reading Epidemiologic Literature: Unit 1

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Length: 15 minutes
Description:This presentation by Amy Sayle, PhD, MPH, gives you an overview of scientific writing and strategies for reading epidemiologic literature.
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This training was developed with the support of the UNC Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (UNC PERLC), a funded project of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC Cooperative Agreement 1U90TP000415).
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Learning Objectives

Training Personnel

Author and Narrator:

Amy Sayle, PhD, MPH

Reviewer:

Jennifer Horney, MPH

The author(s) and reviewer(s) of this training have no personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this presentation to disclose. Author, narrator, reviewer affiliations listed were current at the time of training development.

Competencies and Capability Functions Addressed

This training addresses selected applied epidemiology, core public health, and public health preparedness and response competencies and public health preparedness capability functions. (Please note: The competencies included on this site are just a few of the public health competencies which have been established. Training participants may find alignment between this training and other competency sets not included on this site.)

Applied Epidemiology Competencies Tier 2
Articulate the need for further investigation or other public health action on the basis of results of literature review and assessment of current data (I.A.2)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 1
6A5. Recognizes limitations of evidence (e.g., validity, reliability, sample size, bias, generalizability) (6: Public Health Science Skills)
6A6. Describes evidence used in developing, implementing, evaluating, and improving policies, programs, and services (6: Public Health Science Skills)
Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies
2.4. Collect data according to protocol.
2.5. Manage the recording and/or transcription of data according to protocol.

References

Fontham ETH, Correa P, Wu-Williams A, Reynolds P, Greenberg RS, Buffler PA, et al. Lung cancer in nonsmoking women: a multicenter case-control study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 1991;1:35-43.

Gordis, L. Epidemiology. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Company; 2000.

Greenberg RS, Daniels SR, Flanders WD, Eley JW, Boring JR. Medical epidemiology. 3rd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2001.

International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals: writing and editing for biomedical publication. Updated November 2003.
http://www.icmje.org Accessed August 19, 2004.

Last JM, editor. A dictionary of epidemiology. 4th ed. Oxford University Press; 2001.

Millikan B. How to read a scientific article.
http://cbcs.med.unc.edu/howto.htm Accessed July 26, 2004.

Reigelman RK. Studying a study and testing a test: how to read the medical evidence. 4th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2000.

Rothman KJ. Modern epidemiology. Boston: Little, Brown and Company; 1986.

Savitz DA. Interpreting epidemiologic evidence: strategies for study design and analysis. Oxford University Press; 2003.

Zhong L, Goldberg MS, Parent M, Hanley JA. Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke and the risk of lung cancer: a meta-analysis. Lung Cancer 2000;27:3-18.

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