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Epidemiology: A Basic Public Health Science (E is for Epi, Session 1.1)

Fee:None
Length: 25 minutes
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.
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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:

Amy Pickard Nelson, PhD, MPH, CPH
Epidemiologist, UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness

Narrator:

Rachel Wilfert, MD, MPH, CPH
Deputy Director, UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness

NCIPH Reviewer:

Lauren N. Bradley, MHS
Research Associate, UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness

Subject Matter Expert Reviewer:

Meredith Davis, MPH, CPH
Research Associate Epidemiologist, UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness

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)

References

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

Hearne SA, Segal LM, Earls MJ, Unruh PJ. Ready or Not? Protecting the Public's Health in the Age of Bioterrorism. Washington, DC: Trust for America's Health; December 2004. Issue Report. Available at: http://healthyamericans.org/reports/bioterror04/BioTerror04Report.pdf. Accessed March 1, 2012.

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.

Kipp A. Overview of Epidemiology in Public Health [online training]. North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health; 2004. NCCPHP Training Web Site.