What is Epidemiology in Public Health?
 Course ID: 1016592
 Format: Web-based Training - Self-study (Online)
 Clinical / Non-Clinical: Non Clinical
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 Cost (US$): 0.00
 Credit Type(s): 0.75 CNE Contact Hours
 Certificate:
Course Description:

What is Epidemiology in Public Health?

Description

Have you ever wondered what epidemiologists do? This narrated, 45-minute module offers an overview of the purposes and uses of epidemiology in public health practice. It introduces concepts that are described more fully in our other online modules on epidemiology, and is a good place to start if you plan to take the whole series.

Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the components of the definition of epidemiology
  • Recognize and explain basic epidemiologic concepts, principles, and terms
  • List and describe six examples of the use of epidemiology in public health practice

Intended Audience

Public health nurses and other front-line public health workers who have not had epidemiological training and who would like an overview of epidemiology.

Format

Web-based, Flash presentation. This online module has an audio narration and interactive exercises and scenarios. This module should take about 45 minutes to complete.

Module Instructor

Victoria Holt, PhD, MPH, RN
Northwest Center for Public Health Practice
School of Public Health
University of Washington

Co-provider

This course is co-provided by the University of Washington School of Nursing.

The University of Washington School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Participants who successfully complete the course are eligible to receive a certificate for 0.75 contact hours for a processing fee of $35.

Technical Notes

This module requires Adobe Flash player and Adobe Reader.

Subject Area(s):
Epidemiology / Biostatistics
Audience(s):
Epidemiologists / Surveillance Staff
Nurses
General Public Health Staff
Public Health
Background/Role(s): None
Course Language(s):
English
Course Level: Introductory
Core Competencies:
Tier One
    Analytic / Assessment Skills
       Identifies the health status of populations and their related determinants of health and illness
       Describes the characteristics of a population-based problem
       Uses methods and instruments for collecting valid and reliable quantitative and qualitative data
Public Health Preparedness (PHEP) Capabilities:
Registration Required Outside of TRAIN: no
Registration Restrictions:
Sponsor: Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP)
Accreditations: none
Special Notes:
Course Contacts
Name: NWCPHP
Phone: (206)685-1130
email: nwcphp@u.washington.edu
URL: http://www.nwcphp.org
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