What is Epidemiology in Public Health?
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.
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
Public health nurses and other
front-line public health workers who have not had
epidemiological training and who would like an overview of epidemiology.
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.
Victoria Holt, PhD, MPH, RN
Northwest Center for Public Health Practice
School of Public Health
University of Washington
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.
Certificate of Completion
To get a Certificate of Completion, you must pass the final assessment with a score of 70% or higher. After passing the final assessment, you will be directed to complete an evaluation. Upon completion of the evaluation, you will be taken to a page where you can download and print the Certificate of Completion.
This module requires Adobe Flash player and Adobe Reader.