Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health Practice, 3rd Ed. (Print-based)
Course Number: SS1978
Print-based self-study course covering basic epidemiology principles, concepts, and procedures generally used in the surveillance and investigation of health-related events. It includes key features and applications of descriptive and analytic epidemiology, an in depth study of public health surveillance, and a step by step description of outbreak investigations are presented in this course. The course also addresses how to calculate and interpret frequency measures (ratios, proportions and rates) and measures of central tendency, and how to use tables, graphs, and charts to organize, summarize, and display data.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Public health professionals who have, or expect to have, responsibility for disease surveillance or investigation.
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.