Hypothesis-Generating Interviews (FOCUS, Volume 2.1)

Fee:None
Length: 40 minutes
Description:This focus issue discusses the particulars of hypothesis-generating interviews to gather information during the initial stages of an outbreak 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:

Gloria Mejia

Reviewer:

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)
Demonstrate professional interpersonal, interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary communication (III.C.2)
Applied Epidemiology Competencies Tier 2
Create hypotheses (I.C.4)
Demonstrate professional interpersonal, interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary communication (III.C.2)
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.

References

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Breuer T, Benkel DH, Shapiro RL. A multistate outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 infections linked to alfalfa sprouts grown from contaminated seeds. Emerg Infect Dis. Nov-Dec 2001;7:977-982. Available at:
http://wwwcdc.gov/ncidod/eid/vol7no6/breuer.htm. Accessed Sept 12, 2004.

US Department of Health and Human Services. Principles of epidemiology. An introduction to applied epidemiology and biostatistics. 2nd ed. Self-study course 3030-G. Lesson 6: Investigating an outbreak. Available at
http://www.phppo.cdc.gov/PHTN/catalog/pdf-file/Epi_Course.pdf. Accessed September 12, 2004.

Schlech WF, Lavigne PM, Bortolussi RA, et al. Epidemic listeriosis-evidence for transmission by food. N Engl J Med. 1983;308:203-206.

Fleming DW, Cochi SL, MacDonald KL, et al. Pasteurized milk as a vehicle of infection in an outbreak of listeriosis. N Engl J Med. 1985;312:404-407.

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