Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health Practice, Third Edition (Print-based)
Course Number: SS1000
SS1000 has expired. The updated version of this course is SS1978.
Learning Objectives: Participants 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 table, 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.
TARGET AUDIENCE: The course is designed for public health professionals at state and local health departments who are, or expect to be involved in outbreak investigations or public health surveillance.
MATERIALS: Download the Principles of Epidemiology, 3rd Edition (PDF version:515 pages / accessible HTML version). Or, a hard-copy of the text can be obtained from the Public Health Foundation at: http://bookstore.phf.org.
PREREQUISITES: A basic understanding of the practices of public health and biostatistics is recommended.
Technical Content: Richard Dicker, MD, MSc., Lead Author, CDC/OWCD/CDD (retired) Ftima Coronado, MD, MPH, CDC/OWCD/CDD Denise Koo, MD, MPH, CDC/OWCD/CDD Roy Gibson Parrish,II, MD (contractor)
Cost: There is no cost to download the materials or for receiving continuing education credit.
DEVELOPED BY: CDC