Study Design (I is for Investigation, Session 2)

Fee:None
Length: 35 minutes
Description:This training provides an overview of the development and testing of hypotheses, study designs - specifically the selection of a study design and its implementation - and sampling.

This module is part of the "I is for Investigation" training series developed to introduce non-epidemiologists to the basic concepts of 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:

Amy Nelson, PhD, MPH

Narrator:

Rachel Frantz

NCIPH Reviewer:

Tanya Montoya, MPH, CPH

Subject Matter Expert Reviewer:

Brettania Lopes, MPH

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
Characterize investigative processes (I.C.3)
Assist in design of investigation (e.g.,disease investigations, studies, or screening programs) (I.C.5)
Conduct investigation as directed (I.C.6)
Applied Epidemiology Competencies Tier 2
Select investigative processes (I.C.3)
Assist in design of investigation (e.g., disease investigations, studies, or screening programs) (I.C.5)
Use investigation techniques consistent with the public health problem (I.C.6)
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
2.5. Manage the recording and/or transcription of data according to protocol.

References

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness, and the NC Institute of Public Health(2012). E is for Epidemiology. Session 3: Descriptive and Analytic Epidemiology. http://nciph.sph.unc.edu/twspackages/E/index.htm

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, and the Epidemiologic Research & Information Center (June 1999). ERIC Notebook. Issue 2. http://nciph.sph.unc.edu/twspackages/ERIC/issue2.htm

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology (August 2000). Laboratory Instructor's Guide: Analytic Study Designs. Epid 168 lecture series. http://www.epidemiolog.net/epid168/labs/AnalyticStudExerInstGuid2000.pdf

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