Embarking on an Outbreak Investigation (FOCUS, Volume 1.3)

Fee:None
Length: 40 minutes
Description:This focus issue describes how to detect an outbreak and the first steps to be considered when deciding whether to embark in an investigation.
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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 Nelson

Reviewers:

E. Danielle Rentz, MPH, Focus Workgroup

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
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)
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

References

Centers for Disease Control. Outbreak of Listeriosis Associated With Homemade Mexican-Style Cheese - North Carolina, October 2000 - January 2001. MMWR July 06, 2001; 50(26);560-2 (http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5026a3.htm)

Dombrowski, Julie. Hepatitis A Among Men who Have Sex with Men. 2002 (http://www.epi.state.nc.us/epi/gcdc/pdf/HepatitisA.pdf)

Dicker RC, et al. Investigating an Outbreak. In: Principles of Epidemiology: An Introduction to Applied Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1992: 347-350. (http://www.phppo.cdc.gov/PHTN//catalog/pdf-file/Epi_Course.pdf)

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