Epidemic Curves Ahead (FOCUS, Volume 1.5)

Fee:None
Length: 40 minutes
Description:This focus issue discusses the importance of case finding and line listing, challenges that arise while collecting relevant information, and proper management of the data.
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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:

Michelle Torok

Reviewers:

Amy Nelson, MPH, PhD, 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.)

Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 1
1A4. Uses information technology in accessing, collecting, analyzing, using, maintaining, and disseminating data and information (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
1B4. Uses information technology in accessing, collecting, analyzing, using, maintaining, and disseminating data and information (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)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 3
1C4. Uses information technology in accessing, collecting, analyzing, using, maintaining, and disseminating data and information (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

CDC. Botulism in Argentina Foodborne Outbreak Investigation.
http://www.phppo.cdc.gov/phtn/casestudies/computerbased/botarg.htm

CDC. Principles of Epidemiology, 2nd Edition. Atlanta, GA: Public Health Practice Program Office, 1992.

Dwyer DM, Groves C. Outbreak Epidemiology. In: Nelson KE, Masters Williams C, Graham NMH, eds. Infectious Disease Epidemiology: Theory and Practice. Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen Publishers, Inc, 2001: 119-148.

Arness MK, Feighner BH, Canhan ML. Norwalk-Like Viral Gastroenteritis Outbreak in U.S. Army Trainees. EID 2000; 6(2):204-207.

CDC. Norwalk-Like Viruses: Public Health Consequences and Outbreak Management. MMWR 2001; 50 (RR09): 1-18.

CDC. Principles of Epidemiology, 2nd Edition. Atlanta, GA: Public Health Practice Program Office, 1992.

Weber DJ, Menajovsky LB, Wenzsel R. Investigation of Outbreaks. In: Weber D, Thomas J, eds. Epidemiologic Methods for the Study of Infectious Diseases. NY, NY: Oxford University Press, Inc, 2001: 291-310.

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