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This training, offered by the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, provides an overview of the development and testing of hypotheses, study designs (specifically the selection of a study design and its implementation) and sampling. This module is part of the I is for Investigation training series developed to introduce non-epidemiologists to the basic concepts of outbreak investigation.
- Develop a hypothesis about an exposure and an outcome
- Describe the design of cohort studies and case control studies
- Assess which study design to apply during an outbreak investigation
- Explain the rationale for sampling in an outbreak investigation