Incidence and Prevalence


This presentation by Victor J. Schoenbach, Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, gives the viewer an introduction to the concepts of incidence and prevalence. This lecture material was developed as part of a graduate level course at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health.

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 and calculate incidence rates
Understand the methods for calculating person time
Understand and calculate cumulative incidence
Understand and calculate prevalence
Explain the relationship between incidence and prevalence

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.