Basic Concepts in Infectious Disease Epidemiology


This course is provided by the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice. You will need to complete a secondary registration with them in order to access this course. Click on the course title to launch to the home page for this course. Click the register link on the right side of the page. After you register, you will be directed to the course.
Upon completion and after you receive your certificate from the Northwest Center, return to the LMS to your Learning Plan in your Workspace, and choose Mark Complete from the action menu.

This narrated, one-hour module introduces the concepts and principles of infectious disease in epidemiology. By the end of this module, you'll be familiar with infectious disease agents and transmission characteristics, epidemiologic methods, and vaccination and other control measures.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

Define key concepts of infectious disease epidemiology
Explain the relationship of an infectious agent to its host and the environment
Describe different modes of transmission
Understand how common infectious agents are classified
Describe the role of vaccination and other control measures in preventing disease spread