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Acknowledgments v,Introduction viii,Lesson One Introduction to Epidemiology. Lesson Introduction 1 1,Lesson Objectives 1 1,Major Sections. Definition of Epidemiology 1 2,Historical Evolution of Epidemiology 1 7. Core Epidemiologic Functions 1 15,The Epidemiologic Approach 1 21. Descriptive Epidemiology 1 31,Analytic Epidemiology 1 46.
Concepts of Disease Occurrence 1 52,Natural History and Spectrum of Disease 1 59. Chain of Infection 1 62,Epidemic Disease Occurrence 1 72. Summary 1 80,Exercise Answers 1 81,Self Assessment Quiz 1 85. Answers to Self Assessment Quiz 1 90,References 1 93. Lesson Two Summarizing Data,Lesson Introduction 2 1.
Lesson Objectives 2 1,Major Sections,Organizing Data 2 2. Types of Variables 2 4,Frequency Distributions 2 7. Properties of Frequency Distributions 2 11,Methods for Summarizing Data 2 15. Measures of Central Location 2 16,Measures of Spread 2 36. Choosing the Right Measure of Central Location and Spread 2 53. Summary 2 58,Exercise Answers 2 59,Self Assessment Quiz 2 64.
Answers to Self Assessment Quiz 2 69,References 2 71. Introduction,Lesson Three Measures of Risk,Lesson Introduction 3 1. Lesson Objectives 3 1,Major Sections,Frequency Measures 3 2. Morbidity Frequency Measures 3 10,Mortality Frequency Measures 3 20. Natality Birth Measures 3 38,Measures of Association 3 39.
Measures of Public Health Impact 3 48,Summary 3 51. Exercise Answers 3 52,Self Assessment Quiz 3 56,Answers to Self Assessment Quiz 3 62. References 3 65,Lesson Four Displaying Public Health Data. Lesson Introduction 4 1,Lesson Objectives 4 1,Major Sections. Introduction to Tables and Graphs 4 2,Tables 4 3,Graphs 4 22.
Other Data Displays 4 42,Using Computer Technology 4 63. Summary 4 66,Exercise Answers 4 72,Self Assessment Quiz 4 79. Answers to Self Assessment Quiz 4 84,References 4 87. Lesson Five Public Health Surveillance,Lesson Introduction 5 1. Lesson Objectives 5 1,Major Sections,Introduction 5 2.
Purpose and Characteristics of Public Health Surveillance 5 4. Identifying Health Problems for Surveillance 5 6, Identifying or Collecting Data for Surveillance 5 13. Analyzing and Interpreting Data 5 23,Disseminating Data and Interpretations 5 34. Evaluating and Improving Surveillance 5 38,Summary 5 42. Appendix A Characteristics of Well Conducted Surveillance 5 43. Introduction,Appendix B CDC Fact Sheet on Chlamydia 5 45. Appendix C Examples of Surveillance 5 48, Appendix D Major Health Data Systems in the United States 5 52.
Appendix E Limitations of Notifiable Disease Surveillance and. Recommendations for Improvement 5 53,Exercise Answers 5 57. Self Assessment Quiz 5 63,Answers to Self Assessment Quiz 5 68. References 5 73,Lesson Six Investigating an Outbreak. Lesson Introduction 6 1,Lesson Objectives 6 1,Major Sections. Introduction to Investigating an Outbreak 6 2,Steps of an Outbreak Investigation 6 8.
Summary 6 57,Exercise Answers 6 59,Self Assessment Quiz 6 64. Answers to Self Assessment Quiz 6 71,References 6 75. Introduction,ACKNOWLEDGMENTS,Developed by,U S Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC,Office of Workforce and Career Development OWCD. Career Development Division CDD,Atlanta Georgia 30333.
Technical Content, Richard C Dicker MD MSc Lead Author CDC OWCD CDD retired. F tima Coronado MD MPH CDC OWCD CDD,Denise Koo MD MPH CDC OWCD CDD. Roy Gibson Parrish II MD,Development Team,Sonya D Arundar MS CDC contractor. Ron Teske MS CDC contractor,Susan Baker Toal MPH Public Health Consultant. Nancy M Hunt MPH CDC ORISE Fellow,Susan D Welch MEd Georgia Poison Center.
Cassie Edwards CDC contractor,Planning Committee,Christopher K Allen RPh MPH CDC. W Randolph Daley DVM MPH CDC,Patricia Drehobl RN MPH. Sharon Hall RN PhD CDC,Dennis Jarvis MPH CHES CDC,Denise Koo MD MPH CDC. Graphics Illustrations,Sonya D Arundar MS CDC contractor. Lee Oakley CDC retired,Jim Walters CDC,Technical Reviewers.
Tomas Aragon MD DrPH San Francisco Department of Public Health. Diane Bennett MD MPH CDC, Danae Bixler MD MPH West Virginia Bureau for Public Health. R Elliot Churchill MS MA CDC retired, Roxanne Ereth MPH Arizona Department of Health Services. Stephen Everett MPH Yavapai County Community Health Services Arizona. Michael Fraser PhD National Association of County and City Health Officials. Introduction,Nancy C Gathany MEd CDC,Marjorie A Getz MPHIL Bradley University Illinois. John Mosely Hayes DrPH MBA MSPH Tribal Epidemiology Center United South and. Eastern Tribes Inc Tennessee, Richard Hopkins MD MSPH Florida Department of Health. John M Horan MD MPH Georgia Division of Public Health. Christina M Bruton Kwon MSPH Science Applications International Corporation. Edmond F Maes PhD CDC,Sharon McDonnell MD MPH Darmouth Medical School.
William S Paul MD MPH Chicago Department of Public Health. James Ransom MPH National Association of County and City Health Officials. Lynn Steele MS CDC,Donna Stroup PhD MSc American Cancer Society. Douglas A Thoroughman PhD MS CDC, Kirsten T Weiser MD Darmouth Hitchcock Medical School. Celia Woodfill PhD California Department of Health Services. Field Test Participants, Sean Altekruse DVM MPH PhD U S Public Health Service. Gwen A Barnett MPH CHES CDC,Jason Bell MD MPH,Lisa Benaise MD Med Immune Inc Maryland. Amy Binggeli DrPH RD CHES CLE Imperial County Public Health Department. California, Kim M Blindauer DVM MPH Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
R Bong RN BSN Federal Bureau of Prisons, Johnna L Burton BS CHES Tennessee Department of Health. Catherine C Chow MD MPH Hawaii Department of Health. Janet Cliatt MT CLS NCA National Institutes of Health. Catherine Dentinger FNP MS New York City Department of Health and Mental. Veronica Gordon BSN MS Indian Health Service New Mexico. Susan E Gorman PharmD DABAT CDC,Deborah Gould PhD CDC. Juliana Grant MD MPH CDC,Lori Evans Hall PharmD CDC. Nazmul Hassan MS Food and Drug Administration, Daniel L Holcomb BS Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Asim A Jani MD MPH FACP CDC, Charletta L Lewis BSN Wellpinit Indian Health Service Washington.
Sheila F Mahoney CNM MPH National Institutes of Health. Cassandra Martin MPH CHES Georgia Department of Human Resources. Joan Marie McFarland AS BSN MS Winslow Indian Health Care Center Arizona. Rosemarie McIntyre RN MS CHES CDC,Introduction, Gayle L Miller DVM Jefferson County Department of Health and Environment. Long S Nguyen MPH CHES NIH,Paras M Patel RPh Food and Drug Administration. Rossanne M Philen MD MS CDC,Alyson Richmond MPH CHES CDC contractor. Glenna A Schindler MPH RN CHES Healthcare Services Group Missouri. Sandra K Schumacher MD MPH CDC,Julie R Sinclair MA DVM MPH CDC. Nita Sood RPh PharmD U S Public Health Service,P Lynne Stockton VMD MS ELS D CDC.
Jill B Surrency MPH CHES CDC contractor,Joyce K Witt RN CDC. Introduction,INTRODUCTION, This course was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC as a. self study course Continuing education is available for certified public health educators. nurses physicians pharmacists veterinarians and public health professionals CE credit. is available only through the CDC ATSDR Training and Continuing Education Online. system at http www cdc gov TCEOnline, To receive CE credit you must register for the course SS1978 and complete the. evaluation and examination online You must achieve a score of 70 or higher to pass. the examination If you do not pass the first time you can take the exam a second time. For more information about continuing education call 1 800 41 TRAIN 1 800 418. 7246 or by e mail at ce cdc gov,Course Design, This course covers basic epidemiology principles concepts and procedures useful in the. surveillance and investigation of health related states or events It is designed for federal. state and local government health professionals and private sector health professionals. who are responsible for disease surveillance or investigation A basic understanding of. the practices of public health and biostatistics is recommended. Course Materials, The course materials consist of six lessons Each lesson presents instructional text.
interspersed with relevant exercises that apply and test knowledge and skills gained. Lesson One Introduction to Epidemiology, Key features and applications of descriptive and analytic epidemiology. Lesson Two Summarizing Data, Calculation and interpretation of mean median mode ranges variance standard. deviation and confidence interval,Lesson Three Measures of Risk. Calculation and interpretation of ratios proportions incidence rates mortality rates. prevalence and years of potential life lost,Lesson Four Displaying Public Health Data. Preparation and application of tables graphs and charts such as arithmetic scale line. histograms pie chart and box plot,Lesson Five Public Health Surveillance.
Processes uses and evaluation of public health surveillance in the United States. Introduction,Lesson Six Investigating an Outbreak,Steps of an outbreak investigation. A Glossary that defines the major terms used in the course is also provided at the end of. Lesson Six,Supplementary Materials, In addition to the course materials students may want to use the following. A calculator with square root and logarithmic functions for some of the exercises. A copy of Heymann DL ed Control of Communicable Diseases Manual 18th. edition 2004 for reference Available from the American Public Health Association. 202 777 2742,Objectives, Students who successfully complete this course should be able to correctly. Describe key features and applications of descriptive and analytic epidemiology. Calculate and interpret ratios proportions incidence rates mortality rates prevalence. and years of potential life lost, Calculate and interpret mean median mode ranges variance standard deviation and. confidence interval, Prepare and apply tables graphs and charts such as arithmetic scale line scatter.
diagram pie chart and box plot, Describe the processes uses and evaluation of public health surveillance. Describe the steps of an outbreak investigation,General Instructions. Self study courses are self paced We recommend that a lesson be completed within. two weeks To get the most out of this course establish a regular time and method of. study Research has shown that these factors greatly influence learning ability. Each lesson in the course consists of reading exercises and a self assessment quiz. Reading Assignments, Complete the assigned reading before attempting to answer the self assessment questions. Read thoroughly and re read for understanding as necessary A casual reading may result. in missing useful information which supports main themes Assignments are designed to. cover one or two major subject areas However as you progress it is often necessary to. combine previous learning to accomplish new skills A review of previous lessons may. be necessary Frequent visits to the Glossary may also be useful. Exercises are included within each lesson to help you apply the lesson content Some. exercises may be more applicable to your workplace and background than others You. should review the answers to all exercises since the answers are very detailed Answers to. Introduction, the exercises can be found at the end of each lesson Your answers to these exercises are. valuable study guides for the final examination,Self Assessment Quizzes.
After completing the reading assignment answer the self assessment quizzes before. continuing to the next lesson Answers to the quizzes can be found at the end of the. lesson After passing all six lesson quizzes you should be prepared for the final. examination,Self assessment quizzes are open book,Unless otherwise noted choose ALL CORRECT answers. Do not guess at the answer, You should score at least 70 correct before continuing to the next lesson. Tips for Answering Questions,Carefully read the question. Note that it may ask Which is CORRECT as well as Which is NOT CORRECT. or Which is the EXCEPTION,Read all the choices given. One choice may be a correct statement but another choice may be more nearly correct. or complete for the question that is asked,Final Examination and Course Evaluation.
The final examination and course evaluation are available only on line The final. requirement for the course is an open book examination We recommend that you. thoroughly review the questions included with each lesson before completing the exam. It is our sincere hope that you will find this undertaking to be a profitable and satisfying. experience We solicit your constructive criticism at all times and ask that you let us. know whenever you have problems or need assistance. Introduction,Continuing Education, To receive continuing education for completing the self study course go to the CDC ATSDR. Training and Continuing Education Online at http www cdc gov TECOnline and register. as a participant You will need to register for the course SS1978 and complete the. course evaluation and exam online You will have to answer at least 70 of the exam. Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health Practice Third Edition An Introduction to Applied Epidemiology and Biostatistics October 2006 Updated May 2012 U S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC Office of Workforce and Career Development Atlanta GA 30333 Introduction Page ii CONTENTS Acknowledgments v Introduction

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