2005.0 Epidemiology for Non-Epidemiologists Day 2

Sunday, October 26, 2008: 8:00 AM
LI Course
CE Hours: 6 contact hours
Statement of Purpose and Institute Overview: Statement of Purpose and Institute Overview: The purpose of this learning institute is to provide opportunity to understand, define and apply basic epidemiologic concepts, tools and methods for participants who wish to apply them to their professional practice in their community. Examples of relevant local, regional, national and international data will be displayed and discussed for familiarization and application of epidemiologic concepts. Sessions are highly interactive and allow participants to clarify epidemiological concepts and measures. Feedback from 2006 and 2007 Learning Institutes have been extremely helpful in developing practice sessions for application and interpretation of complex but essential measures. In-class exercises and discussions will provide insight into problems and dilemmas faced by practitioners in addressing community issues of their interest.
Session Objectives: By the end of the Day 2 of the APHA-LI, participants will be able to 1) Identify and define a) study designs for epidemiologic investigation, b) measures of association and risk assessment, c) threats to validity in risk-outcome assessment and ways to address them, d) evidence based public health practice, e)community based practice, f) translating epidemiologic findings to public health policy 2) List and discuss how to measure and interpret these concepts and apply them to professional career 3) Illustrate, calculate, and compare the differences among concepts thru examples 4) Design, and evaluate investigations which use the above concepts.
Organizer:
Dr. Joy P. Nanda, DSc,MS,MHS,MBA

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: APHA-Learning Institute (APHA-LI)
Endorsed by: Epidemiology

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing