Epidemiology: The Basic Science of Public Health
12 Contact Hours - 3 Days
This training introduces the basic principles and methods of epidemiology as applied to clinical research. It is designed for health-care professionals with clinical background but limited research expertise. It will provide the basic tools for those who are interested in critically appraising epidemiological studies or conducting their own studies.

At the end of the training, participants will:
  • 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 tables, 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