Basic Infectious Disease Concepts in Epidemiology
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.
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
John Kobayashi, MD, MPH
Clinical Faculty, Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle
- 1.00 Contact hours
- 0.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level