Hypothesis Generation During Outbreaks (FOCUS, Volume 1.6)

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.)

Applied Epidemiology Competencies Tier 1
Create hypotheses (I.C.4)
Applied Epidemiology Competencies Tier 2
Create hypotheses (I.C.4)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 1
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)
6A4. Retrieves evidence (e.g., research findings, case reports, community surveys) from print and electronic sources (e.g., PubMed, Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, The World Health Report) to support decision making (6: Public Health Science Skills)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 2
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)
6B5. Retrieves evidence (e.g., research findings, case reports, community surveys) from print and electronic sources (e.g., PubMed, Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, The World Health Report) to support decision making (6: Public Health Science Skills)
Public Health Preparedness Capabilities
Capability 13, Function 2: Conduct public health and epidemiological investigations

References

CDC. Outbreak of acute illness-Southwestern United States, 1993. MMWR 1993; 44(22):421-424.

CDC. Public health dispatch: West Nile Virus infection in organ donor and transplant recipients --- Georgia and Florida, 2002. MMWR 2002; 51 (35): 790.

Davies SF and Sarosi GA. Epidemiological and clinical features of pulmonary Blastomycosis. Semin Respir Infect 1997; 12 (3): 206-218.

Garbe PL, Davis BJ, Weisfeld JS et al. Nosocomial Legionnaires' disease. Epidemiologic demonstration of cooling towers as a source. JAMA 1985; 254: 521-524.

Last JM. , ed. A Dictionary of epidemiology. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, Inc., 2001.

Breuer T, Benkel DH, Shapiro RL, Hall WN, Winnett MM, Linn MJ, Neimann J, Barrett TJ, Dietrich S, Downes FP, Toney DM, Pearson JL, Rolka H, Slutsker L, Griffin PM; Investigation team. A multistate outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 infections linked to alfalfa sprouts grown from contaminated seeds. Emerg Infect Dis. 2001 Nov-Dec;7(6):977-82.
http://wwwcdc.gov/ncidod/eid/vol7no6/breuer.htm.

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