3210.0 Epidemiology education and capacity

Monday, November 8, 2010: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
This interesting session will focus on various issues related to epidemiology education and capacity. Presentations will include a discussion of foodborne disease epidemiology capacity in the US; innovations in teaching epidemiology to younger students through Public Health Clubs; progress in infusing epidemiology education into grades 6 - 12; and, student surge capacity for outbreak investigations. Another presentation will provide an evaluation of epidemiology capacity in state health departments for the years 2004-2009.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, the learner (participant) will be able to: 1) Describe foodborne diseaes epidemiology capacity in the US; 2) Compare the advantages of an after-school, public health club versus traditional classroom settings for teaching epidemiology to younger students; 3) Explain the rationale for increasing exposure of students in grades 6-12 to epidemiology.

Foodborne disease epidemiology capacity in the United States
Matthew Boulton, MD, MPH and Lauren D. Rosenberg, MPA
Evaluation of Epidemiology Capacity in State Health Departments, 2004-2009
Matthew L. Boulton, MD, MPH, James Hadler, MD, Lisa D. Ferland, MPH and Angela J. Beck, MPH, CHES
Innovations in teaching epidemiology to younger students: Experience-based Public Health Club model
Wendy W. Huebner, PhD, Mark A. Kaelin, EdD and Erin McAllister, MEd
Introductory Remarks
Student Surge Capacity for Outbreak Investigation (Team Epi!)
Laudan Behrouz, MPH, Stephen S. Morse, PhD, Yoon Soo Park, MS, Akilah Banister, MPH and Karen L. Levin, RN, MPH, CHES

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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