Epidemiology & Surveillance
University of North Carolina
University of North Carolina PERLC
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This presentation by Dr. Ward Cates, MD, MPH, President, Family Health Institute, Family Health International, gives the viewer an introduction to descriptive epidemiology and study design.
- To understand the use of epidemiology as a quantitative basic science, a method of causal reasoning and a tool for clinical and public health action
- Give examples of several exposure-disease relationships and explain how they are used to determine associations
- To understand the three categories of study design (descriptive, analytical and experimental) and assess appropriateness, strengths, and weaknesses