Descriptive Epidemiology (E is for Epi, Session 3.1)

Fee:None
Length: 25 minutes
Description:This training provides the learner with a basic understanding of descriptive epidemiology, focusing on prevalence and incidence and touching on the major aspects of descriptive epidemiology, which are person, place and time.

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:

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
1A9. Describes public health applications of quantitative and qualitative data (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 2
1B9. Analyzes quantitative and qualitative data (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
1B10. Interprets quantitative and qualitative data (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
Public Health Preparedness Capabilities
Capability 13, Function 2: Conduct public health and epidemiological investigations
Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies
2.5. Manage the recording and/or transcription of data according to protocol.

References

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

Gregg MB, ed. Field Epidemiology. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2002.

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Last JM. A Dictionary of Epidemiology. 4th ed. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2001.

McNeill A. Measuring the Occurrence of Disease: Prevalence and Incidence. EPID 160 Lecture Series. Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health; January 2002.

Morton RF, Hebel JR, McCarter RJ. A Study Guide to Epidemiology and Biostatistics. 5th ed. Gaithersburg, Md: Aspen Publishers Inc; 2001.

Incidence vs. Prevalence. ERIC Notebook [serial online]. 1999:1(2). Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health / Epidemiologic Research & Information Center, Veterans Administration Medical Center. Available at: http://nciph.sph.unc.edu/twspackages/ERIC/issue2.htm. Accessed March 1, 2012.

Wisconsin Cancer Incidence and Mortality, 1996. Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services; October 1998. Available at: http://s3.amazonaws.com/zanran_storage/dhs.wisconsin.gov/ContentPages/3730888.pdf. Accessed March 1, 2012.

Slatore CG, Gould MK, Au DH, Deffebach ME, White E. Lung cancer stage at diagnosis: Individual associations in the prospective VITamins and lifestyle (VITAL) cohort. BMC Cancer. 2011;11:228.

Ogden CL, Carroll DL. Prevalence of Overweight, Obesity, and Extreme Obesity Among Adults: United States, Trends 1960-1962 Through 2007-2008. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention / National Center for Health Statistics, Division of Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys; June 2010. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/NCHS/data/hestat/obesity_adult_07_08/obesity_adult_07_08.pdf. Accessed March 1, 2012.

Abortion Surveillance --- United States, 2007. MMWR Surveillance Summaries. 2011;60(ss01):1-39. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss6001a1.htm. Accessed March 1, 2012.

Torugsa K, Anderson S, Thongsen N, et al. HIV Epidemic among Young Thai Men, 1991-2000. Emerg Infect Dis [serial online]. 2003;9(7). http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/vol9no7/02-0653-G1.htm. Accessed March 1, 2012.

Olsen SJ, Chang HL, Cheung TYY, et al. Transmission of the severe acute respiratory syndrome on aircraft. N Engl J Med. 2003;349:2381-2382.

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