Forensic Epidemiology Part 1


This presentation by Pia MacDonald, PhD, MPH, Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Project Director of the Center for Public Health Preparedness and Sally Mountcastle, MSPH, PhD candidate in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will give you an overview of both Epidemiology and Forensic Epidemiology.

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
Define Epidemiology and understand ways in which it has, and continues to be used in public health
Define Forensic Epidemiology; understand why discipline began, direction it is going, and challenges it faces
Understand public health's role in investigating natural outbreaks of disease and that certain unusual or unnatural findings in an investigation may suggest intentional criminal actions.

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.