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Study Types in Epidemiology

URL 1: http://www.nwcphp.org/training/opportunities/online-courses/study-types-in-epidemiology

Date Developed: Unknown. Source: Northwest Center for Public Health Practice. Presenter(s): John Kobayashi, MD, MPH. Type: Narrated Slide Presentation. Level: Introductory. Length: 45 minutes.

Annotation

This module introduces learners to epidemiologic designs and their uses. First, the course describes the goals of epidemiology studies, and then defines the information needed to answer the “five W’s” (what, who, where, when and why). Next, the module describes the differences between descriptive and analytic studies, and gives examples of study designs within each category, using the recent SARS outbreak to illustrate concepts. Learning is reinforced with short exercises and a final assessment.

Learning Objectives

• List the differences between descriptive and analytic epidemiology

• Describe the main types of epidemiologic studies and their uses

• Identify and provide examples of person, place, and time in descriptive studies

• Describe the main differences among case-control, cohort studies, and environmental studies

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $180,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.