Overview of Study Design

Fee:None
Length: 30 minutes
Description:This training provides an overview of basic epidemiologic study designs, with discussion of differences between descriptive and analytic studies. Each study design (e.g., case control) is described briefly with an accompanying example.
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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:

Meredith Davis, MPH, CPH

Narrator:

Allison George, MPH, CPH, CHES

NCIPH Reviewer:

Allison George, MPH, CPH, CHES

Subject Matter Expert Reviewer:

Lauren Dibiase, MPH

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
Characterize investigative processes (I.C.3)
Applied Epidemiology Competencies Tier 2
Select investigative processes (I.C.3)
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)
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
1B8. Collects valid and reliable quantitative and qualitative data (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
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)
Public Health Preparedness Capabilities
Capability 13, Function 2: Conduct public health and epidemiological investigations
Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies
2.4. Collect data according to protocol.
2.5. Manage the recording and/or transcription of data according to protocol.

References

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Web-enabled Analysis Tool, 2005. http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/s_broker/WEATSQL.exe/weat/freq_analysis.hsql?survey_year=2005. Accessed online January 23, 2012.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HIV transmitted from a living organ donor - New York City, 2009. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2011 Mar 18;60 (10):297-301.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Intensive-case patients with severe novel influenza A (H1N1) virus infection - Michigan, June 2009. Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2009;58(27):749-752.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Multiple-serotype Salmonella gastroenteritis outbreak after a reception - Connecticut, 2009. Morb Mortal Weekly Rep. 2010;59(34):1093-1097

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Principles of epidemiology in public health practice. http://www.cdc.gov/training/products/ss1000/ss1000-ol.pdf. Accessed September 8, 2011.

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

Tong SL, Baghurst PA, McMichael AL, Sawyer MG, Mudge J. Lifetime exposure to environmental lead and children's intelligence at 11--13 years: the Port Pirie cohort study. Br Med J 1996;312:1569--75.

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