Introduction to Epidemiology (Medical Reserve Corps Training, Module 1)

Fee:None
Length: 40 minutes
Description:This module provides an overview of the definition and history of epidemiology, including the foundational aspects of descriptive epidemiology and an introduction to analytic epidemiology.
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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:

Jennifer Horney, PhD, MA, MPH, CPH

Kristen Ricchetti-Masterson, MSPH

Narrator:

Rachel Frantz

NCIPH Reviewer:

Amy Pickard Nelson, PhD, MPH, CPH

Subject Matter Expert Reviewer:

Jane Richter, DrPH, MSN, MA, RN, CHES, Faculty, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University of South Carolina

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)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 1
6A1. Describes the scientific foundation of the field of public health (6: Public Health Science Skills)
6A2. Identifies prominent events in the history of public health (e.g., smallpox eradication, development of vaccinations, infectious disease control, safe drinking water, emphasis on hygiene and hand washing, access to health care for people with disabilities) (6: Public Health Science Skills)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 2
6B1. Discusses the scientific foundation of the field of public health (6: Public Health Science Skills)
6B2. Describes prominent events in the history of public health (e.g., smallpox eradication, development of vaccinations, infectious disease control, safe drinking water, emphasis on hygiene and hand washing, access to health care for people with disabilities) (6: Public Health Science Skills)
Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies
2.5. Manage the recording and/or transcription of data according to protocol.

References

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2006). Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health Practice (SS1978): 3rd Edition. Updated Nov 2011.

Gordis, L. (2008). Epidemiology: 4nd Edition. Saunders Elsevier: Philadelphia, PA.

Gregg, M.B. (2002). Field Epidemiology: 2nd Edition. Oxford University Press: New York.

Hennekens, C.H. and Buring, J.E. (1987). Epidemiology in Medicine. Little, Brown and Company: Boston/Toronto.

Last, J.M. (2001). A Dictionary of Epidemiology: 4th Edition. Oxford University Press: New York.

McNeill, A. (January 2002). Measuring the Occurrence of Disease: Prevalence and Incidence. Epid 160 lecture series, UNC Chapel Hill School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology.

Morton, R.F, Hebel, J.R., McCarter, R.J. (2001). A Study Guide to Epidemiology and Biostatistics: 5th Edition. Aspen Publishers, Inc.: Gaithersburg, MD.

Farfel A, Tirosh A, Derazne E, Garty BE, Afek A. Association between socioeconomic status and the prevalence of asthma, Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. 2010 Apr;104(6): 490-495.

Oyana TJ, Lwebuga-Mukasa JS. Spatial relationships among asthma prevalence, health care utilization, and pollution sources in neighborhoods of Buffalo, New York. J Environ Health. 2004 Apr;66(8):25-37, 44.

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

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, and the Epidemiologic Research & Information Center (July 1999). ERIC Notebook. Issue 3. http://nciph.sph.unc.edu/twspackages/ERIC/index.htm

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, and the Epidemiologic Research & Information Center (September 1999). ERIC Notebook. Issue 5. http://nciph.sph.unc.edu/twspackages/ERIC/index.htm

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