What Is Epidemiology in Public Health?
Have you ever wondered what epidemiologists do? This narrated, 45-minute course 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 courses on epidemiology, and is a good place to start if you plan to take the nine-part series on epidemiology.
- 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 course has an audio narration and interactive exercises and scenarios. This course should take about 45 minutes to complete.
Victoria Holt, PhD, MPH, RN
Northwest Center for Public Health Practice
School of Public Health and Community Medicine
University of Washington
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This online training course is audio narrated. A print version is available in the Supplemental Material section at the bottom of this page. Please note that the print version does not include interactive exercises, quizzes, or the final assessment. To receive a print version of the quizzes in this module, or if you have any difficulties, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to obtain a print copy of the audio narration before beginning the module, download the module transcript below.