Study Design (I is for Investigation, Session 2)


This presentation developed by Sarah E. Pfau, MPH and Kim Brunette, MPH and recorded by Jennifer A. Horney, MPH gives you an overview of the development and testing of hypotheses, study designs - specifically the selection of a study design and its implementation - and sampling.

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 differences in methodology between various study designs
Be able to describe the advantages and disadvantages of alternative study designs
Know how to assess which study design to apply during an outbreak investigation
Understand how to select cases and controls in a case-control study design
Understand sampling

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.