Case Control Studies

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Course Description
This issue of the ERIC Notebook gives an introduction to case control studies. It includes examples and practice questions.
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Target Audience
These learning modules are applicable to all public health, medical, veterinary, pharmacy, emergency management, hospital and other professionals interested in public health preparedness.
Learning Objectives
1. Describe the basic case control study design
2. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of case-control studies
3. Define, calculate and interpret the odds ratio (OR)
4. Determine the appropriate source population for the cases in case control studies
5. Determine the appropriate source population for the control group in case control studies
Council of Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (COL)/COL Tier(s)
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)
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40 minutes
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