Basic Infectious Disease Concepts in Epidemiology

Graphic of bacteria.

Are you a public health worker with little or no knowledge of epidemiology who would like to know more? This narrated, one-hour module introduces the concepts and principles of infectious disease in epidemiology. By the end of this module, you’ll be familiar with infectious disease agents and transmission characteristics, epidemiologic methods, and vaccination and other control measures.

This course is co-provided by the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP) and Continuing Nursing Education (UWCNE) at the University of Washington.

Target Audience

Public health workers with little or no knowledge of epidemiology

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, you will be better able to:

  • Define key concepts of infectious disease epidemiology
  • Explain the relationship of an infectious agent to its host and the environment
  • Describe different modes of transmission
  • Understand how common infectious agents are classified
  • Describe the role of vaccination and other control measures in preventing disease spread

Additional Information

Format: 
Self-Study
Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.00 Contact hours
  • 0.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level
Available: 
12/12/2013
Expires: 
12/12/2016
Cost:
$15.00

John Kobayashi, MD, MPH
Clinical Faculty, Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Contact hours
  • 0.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level

Price

Cost:
$15.00
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