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Epidemiology Training & Resources

Competencies for Applied Epidemiologists in Governmental Public Health Agencies— CDC created this comprehensive list of Applied Epidemiology Competencies (AEC) in collaboration with the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists to define the discipline of applied epidemiology and improve the practice of epidemiology in public health agencies.

Epidemiologic Case Studies — Interactive exercises designed to teach epidemiologic principles and practices. Case studies are based on real-life outbreaks and public health problems. Useful for classroom settings and for self-study.

Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health Practice, Third Edition: An Introduction to Applied Epidemiology and Biostatistics — A web version of a printed book suitable for instructor-led settings or self-study. Six lessons cover basic epidemiology principles, concepts, and disease surveillance or investigation procedures. Learners are eligible for continuing education (CE).

Public Health 101 Series — A set of courses that provides an introduction to public health and covers the sciences essential to public health practice. Topics include epidemiology, public health informatics and surveillance, health economics, public health laboratory science, and related fields.

Solve the Outbreak App — App for mobile devices, updated to include four new outbreak scenarios. Suitable for a broad range of audiences interested in the work disease detectives do to protect people and improve lives.

Teaching Case Studies — Case studies on epidemiology and prevention and population health offered by the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research. Available for download and suitable for population health education in a variety of disciplines.

TEPHINET — Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network — Professional network of 55 field epidemiology training programs (FETPs) around the world offers a short course on innovative surveillance and other resources.

The Importance of Epidemiology [879 KB, 2 Pages, 508] — Example of how CDC disease detectives used epidemiology to solve an outbreak and prevent future cases. An accompanying two-page flyer can be used as a handout and teaching tool.