E is for Epi - Session 3 - Part 1: Descriptive and Analytic Epidemiology


This course is provided by the North Carolina Public Health Preparedness Center. You will need to complete a separate registration to have access to this course. Click the course title, then choose register on the course page. When you have finished, print off your certificate from North Carolina, then return to the LMS and choose Mark Complete from the action menu in the Learning Plan in your Workspace.

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.