Epidemiology Tools and Methods (E is for Epi, Session 2.1)

Fee:None
Length: 30 minutes
Description:This training provides the learner with a basic understanding of some of the key epidemiology tools and methods that epidemiologists use to conduct their work.

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).
PERLC

Learning Objectives

Training Personnel

Author:

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

Narrator:

Jessica Southwell, BA
Program Associate, 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.)

Applied Epidemiology Competencies Tier 1
Identify the roles and capabilities of public health laboratories and other laboratories and how they are used in epidemiologic investigations (II.B.1)
Use information technologies and communication tools necessary to support epidemiologic investigations and surveillance (II.C.1)
Applied Epidemiology Competencies Tier 2
Identify the roles and capabilities of public health laboratories and other laboratories and how they are used in epidemiologic investigations (II.B.1)
Use information technologies and communication tools necessary to support epidemiologic investigations and surveillance (II.C.1)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 1
1A8. Collects valid and reliable quantitative and qualitative data (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 2
1B8. Collects valid and reliable quantitative and qualitative data (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
Public Health Preparedness Capabilities
Capability 1, Function 2: Build community partnerships to support health preparedness
Capability 1, Function 3: Engage with community organizations to foster public health, medical, and mental/behavioral health social networks
Capability 13, Function 2: Conduct public health and epidemiological investigations
Capability 13, Function 3: Recommend, monitor, and analyze mitigation actions
Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies
2.4. Collect data according to protocol.

References

Association of Public Health Laboratories [Web site]. Available at: http://www.aphl.org. Accessed March 1, 2012.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [Web site]. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov. Accessed March 1, 2012.

Smallpox Response Plan Guide (Version 3.0) [Web page]. Division of Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; June 23, 2004. Available at: http://www.bt.cdc.gov/agent/smallpox/response-plan. Accessed March 1, 2012.

National Laboratory System {Web page]. Division of Laboratory Systems, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; July 12, 2004. Available at: http://www.phppo.cdc.gov/mlp/nls.aspx. Accessed March 1, 2012.

Inhorn SL, Astles JR, Gradus S, et al. The State Public Health Laboratory System. Public Health Rep. 2010; 125(Suppl 2):4-17. Available at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2846798/. Accessed March 1, 2012.

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