Study Designs for Analytic Epidemiology (E is for Epi, Session 3.2)

Fee:None
Length: 15 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 as noted below. (Please note: The following training does not provide comprehensive or in-depth treatment of specified competencies or capability functions, it provides basic knowledge of the competencies or capability functions listed below.)

Applied Epidemiology Competencies Tier 1
Assist in design of investigation (e.g.,disease investigations, studies, or screening programs) (I.C.5)
Applied Epidemiology Competencies Tier 2
Assist in design of investigation (e.g., disease investigations, studies, or screening programs) (I.C.5)
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)
1B10. Interprets quantitative and qualitative data (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
Public Health Preparedness Capabilities
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
2.5. Manage the recording and/or transcription of data according to protocol.

References

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Principles of Epidemiology. 3rd ed. Atlanta, Ga: Epidemiology Program Office, Public Health Practice Program Office; 1992.

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.

Hennekens CH, Buring JE. Epidemiology in Medicine. Philadelphia, Pa: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 1987.

Cohort Studies. ERIC Notebook [serial online]. 1999:1(3). 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/issue3.htm. Accessed March 1, 2012.

Case-Control Studies. ERIC Notebook [serial online]. 1999:1(5). 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/issue5.htm. Accessed March 1, 2012.

Laboratory Instructor's Guide: Analytic Study Designs. EPID 168 Lecture Series. Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health; August 2002. Available at: http://www.epidemiolog.net/epid168/labs/AnalyticStudExerInstGuid2000.pdf. Accessed March 1, 2012.

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