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Module 2: Fundamentals of Epidemiology
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Objectives

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the distribution of disease in a population according to person, place and time
  2. Calculate measures of disease occurrence and disease severity including incidence, prevalence and case-fatality
  3. Compare major epidemiologic study designs including strengths and weaknesses of each and issues of interpretation of each including bias and confounding
  4. Calculate measures of association including relative risk and odds ratios
  5. Interpret measures of association, confidence intervals and p-values
  6. Evaluate medical and public health literature and its implications for patient and population health

 

Class Lecture Material

Measuring Health and Disease (Video - 44:43 minutes)

Measuring Health and Disease (PowerPoint)

Measuring Health and Disease Transcript (PDF)

 

Experimental Studies (Video - 34:04 minutes)

Experimental Studies (PowerPoint)

Experimental Studies Transcript (PDF)

 

Observational Studies (Video - 48:51 minutes)

Observational Studies (PowerPoint)

Observational Studies Transcript (PDF)

 

Issues of Interpretation (Video - 36:08 minutes)

Issues of Interpretation (PowerPoint)

Issues of Interpretation Transcript (PDF)

 

Supplemental Material

Weighing the Evidence: Misconceptions About Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) Vaccine and Autism Student Guide (PDF)

Resources

Fundamentals of Epidemiology - PowerPoint References (PDF)

Fundamentals of Epidemiology - Resources (PDF)

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