Descriptive and Analytical Epidemiology - E is for Epi Session 3.2


This five-part series is for non-epidemiologists, with the intention of preparing you to work collaboratively with Epidemiologists and Public Health Surveillance personnel in your region. This series was designed to introduce you to the history and applications of the public health specialty of Epidemiology. It will also introduce and explain terminology, measures, and resources commonly used by practicing Epidemiologists.

This presentation, developed by Kim Brunette, MPH, Sarah Pfau, MPH, and Michelle Torok, MPH, was adapted by Amy Nelson, PhD, MPH for this online recording, and gives you an overview of hypotheses and study designs.

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. These modules are created by faculty and guest lecturers at the UNC-CH School of Public Health and are equivalent to graduate level content.

Educational Objectives
Understand the distinction between descriptive and analytic Epidemiology, and their utility in surveillance and outbreak investigations
Recognize descriptive and analytic measures used in the Epidemiological literature
Know how to interpret data analysis output for measures of association and common statistical tests

This course is provided by University of North Carolina Public Health Preparedness Center. You will be required to complete a secondary registration with them if you have not already done so. When you have completed this course and have received your certificate, return to your Learning Plan in your Workspace in the LMS, and choose Mark Complete from the Action menu. This course will then be moved to your Transcript.