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Have you ever read a report in which researchers used a case-control study? If you weren't sure what they meant by case-control study, this module is for you. Epidemiologic studies are categorized as either descriptive or analytic, and in this module, the main elements of descriptive and analytic epidemiology and their associated study types are described briefly and clearly. In addition to case-control studies, you'll also learn about eight other commonly used study types, including the basics of each type of study and how each is used.
- List the differences between descriptive and analytic epidemiology
- Describe the main types of epidemiologic studies and their uses
- Identify and provide examples of person, place, and time in descriptive studies
- Describe the main differences among case-control, cohort studies, and environmental studies