Epidemiology Tools and their Use in Investigations (E is for Epi, Session 2.1)


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 Sarah Pfau, MPH and Paul Brumund, a District Epidemiologist in Virginia, was adapted and recorded by Anjum Hajat, MPH, and gives you an overview of the numerous staff, organizational, and technological resources and tools that Epidemiologists use to conduct their work.

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 significant roles of both the human and technological elements of Epidemiological practice
Recognize the diverse professionals within and beyond public health that contribute to the success of Epidemiological surveillance and investigations
Recognize key sources of Epidemiological data
Recognize ways in which Epidemiologists work with the Media
Understand how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention serves as a resource for training, technical support, and surveillance and reporting of epidemiological data

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.