Cohort Studies

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Course Description
This issue of the ERIC Notebook gives an introduction to cohort studies. It includes examples and practice questions.
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Target Audience
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Learning Objectives
1. Describe how cohort studies are developed and conducted
2. List the advantages and disadvantages of cohort studies
3. Identify whether or not a given situation warrants a prospective or retrospective study
4. Define and calculate risk ratio
5. Define and calculate incidence rate and incidence rate ratio
6. Define and calculate risk difference and rate difference
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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