Cohort Studies for Outbreak Investigations (FOCUS, Volume 3.1)

Fee:None
Length: 40 minutes
Description:This issue of FOCUS covers the basics of conducting a cohort study and discusses how to calculate measures of disease (prevalence, risks) and disease association (relative risk).
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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

Authors:

Amy Nelson, PhD, MSPH

Kim Brunette, 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)
Use analysis plan for data (I.F.1)
Conduct analysis of data (I.F.2)
Applied Epidemiology Competencies Tier 2
Assist in design of investigation (e.g., disease investigations, studies, or screening programs) (I.C.5)
Create analysis plan for data (I.F.1)
Conduct analysis of data (I.F.2)
Identify key findings from the study (I.G.3)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 1
1A8. Collects valid and reliable quantitative and qualitative data (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
1A10. Uses 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)
1B10. Interprets 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
2.5. Manage the recording and/or transcription of data according to protocol.

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