Length: 85 minutes
This presentation by Victor J. Schoenbach, Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, gives the viewer an introduction to cohort studies. This lecture material was developed as part of a graduate level course at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health.
These learning modules are applicable to all public health, medical, veterinary, pharmacy, emergency management, hospital and other professionals interested in public health preparedness. These modules are created by faculty and guest lecturers at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.
- Define the characteristics of a cohort study
- Understand the differences between a retrospective and prospective cohort study
- What are the strengths and weaknesses of a cohort study?
- Understand and calculate attributable risk
Competencies and Capability Functions Addressed
This training addresses selected applied epidemiology, core public health, and public health preparedness and response competencies and public health preparedness capability functions as noted below. (Please note: The following training does not provide comprehensive or in-depth treatment of specified competencies or capability functions, it provides basic knowledge of the competencies or capability functions listed below.)
|Applied Epidemiology Competencies Tier 1|
|Characterize investigative processes (I.C.3)|
|Conduct analysis of data (I.F.2)|
|Applied Epidemiology Competencies Tier 2|
|Select investigative processes (I.C.3)|
|Conduct analysis of data (I.F.2)|
|Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals|
|1) Assesses the health status of populations and their related determinants of health and illness (e.g. factors contributing to health promotion and disease prevention, availability and use of health services) (1: Analytic/Assessment Skills)|
|4) Uses methods and instruments for collecting valid and reliable quantitative and qualitative data (1: Analytic/Assessment Skills)|
|9) Interprets quantitative and qualitative data (1: Analytic/Assessment Skills)|
|4) Applies the basic public health sciences (including, but not limited to biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, health services administration, and social and behavioral health sciences) to public health policies and programs (6: Basic Public Health Sciences Skills)|
|Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies|
|2.5. Manage the recording and/or transcription of data according to protocol.|
ERIC Notebook, Issue 3 (July 1999):
ERIC Notebook, Issue 4 (August 1999):
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