Epidemiology & Surveillance
University of North Carolina
University of North Carolina PERLC
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This module provides an overview of the definition and history of epidemiology, including the foundational aspects of descriptive epidemiology and an introduction to analytic epidemiology.
- Define epidemiology and understand its place in public health past and present
- Identify the 3 main elements of epidemiology (person, place, time)
- Define descriptive and analytic epidemiology
- Give examples of the use of epidemiologic data
Public Health Surveillance and Epidemiological Investigation