Epidemiology: A Basic Public Health Science (E is for Epi, Session 1.1)
|Description:||This training provides the learner with a basic understanding of the differences between descriptive epidemiology and analytic epidemiology and also discusses some of the important components of analytic epidemiology including the major analytic study designs.
This module is part of the "E is for Epidemiology" training series developed to introduce non-epidemiologists to the basic concepts of epidemiology.
This training has been inactivated. Only users who have completed this training may access it to reprint a certificate of completion. Any users who have not completed the training cannot begin OR resume the training. Please check the training catalog to find other trainings on this topic.
- Define the 10 Essential Public Health Services
- Explain the science of epidemiology in the broader context of the ten Essential Public Health Services
Amy Pickard Nelson, PhD, MPH, CPH
Rachel Wilfert, MD, MPH, CPH
Lauren N. Bradley, MHS
|Subject Matter Expert Reviewer:|
Meredith Davis, MPH, CPH
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.)
|Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 1|
|6A3. Describes how public health sciences (e.g., biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, health services administration, social and behavioral sciences, and public health informatics) are used in the delivery of the 10 Essential Public Health Services (6: Public Health Science Skills)|
|Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 2|
|6B3. Applies public health sciences (e.g., biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, health services administration, social and behavioral sciences, and public health informatics) in the delivery of the 10 Essential Public Health Services (6: Public Health Science Skills)|
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Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 10 Essential Public Health Services [National Public Health Performance Standards Program Web site]. December 9, 2010. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/nphpsp/essentialservices.html. Accessed March 1, 2012.
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