Cohort Study Design and Implementation

Fee:None
Length: 40 minutes
Description:This training provides a basic overview of cohort study design, including the differences between prospective and retrospective studies. The lesson describes four steps of cohort study implementation.
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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:

Meredith Davis, MPH, CPH

Narrator:

Allison George, MPH, CPH, CHES

NCIPH Reviewers:

Amy Nelson, PhD, MPH, CPH and 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)
Conduct investigation as directed (I.C.6)
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)
Use investigation techniques consistent with the public health problem (I.C.6)
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

Frye DM, Zweig R, Sturgeon J, Tormey M, LeCavalier M, Lee I, Lawani L, Mascola L. An outbreak of febrile gastroenteritis associated with deli meat contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes. Clin Infect Dis. 2002;35(8):943-949.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemiology Program Office. Case Studies in Applied Epidemiology, No. 401-303: Oswego - an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness following a church supper. http://www.cdc.gov/eis/casestudies/xoswego.401-303.student.pdf. Accessed October 24, 2011.

Grimes DA, Schulz KF. Cohort Studies: Marching towards outcomes. The Lancet 2002; 359:341-345.

Hammond EC and Horn D (1958) Smoking and death rates - report on forty-four months of follow-up of 187,783 men. JAMA 166: 1294-1308.

Kelsey JL, Whittemore AS, Evans AS, Thompson DW. Methods in observational epidemiology, 2nd ed. Oxford University Press; New York, 1996.

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