1004.0 Epidemiology for Non-Epidemiologists Day 1

Saturday, November 6, 2010: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LI Course
CE Hours: 6 contact hours
Statement of Purpose and Institute Overview: The purpose of this 2-day learning institute is to provide participants an opportunity to understand, define and apply basic epidemiologic concepts, tools and methods for novice 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. Feedbacks from past sessions have been extremely helpful in re-developing practice sessions for application and interpretation of complex but essential epidemiological 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: For Day 1 By the end of the Day 1 of the APHA-LI, participants will be able to 1) Identify and define the concepts of a) prevention, b) morbidity, c) mortality, d) screening, e) reliability and validity, f) public health data sources, g) person years, h) survival, i) measures of prognosis 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 For Day 2 By the end of the Day 2 of the APHA-LI, participants will be able to 1) Identify and define the concepts of a) study designs for epidemiologic investigations, 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:
Joy P. Nanda, DSc,MS,MHS,MBA

Morning Break
Lunch (on your own)
Afternoon Break
4:30pm
Post-test Day 1
Joy P. Nanda, DSc,MS,MHS,MBA
LI Evaluation Day 1

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

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