CEDEP Emergency Preparedness / Epidemiology Learning Modules

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Epi Info™ Training Modules:

Epi Info™ is a public domain suite of interoperable software tools designed for public health practitioners and researchers, developed and provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This online training is intended for users to develop a broad understanding of the features and functions of the software, and to have hands on experience with its use. The training is a self-paced series of seven modules, developed through a partnership between the Tennessee Department of Health and East Tennessee State University. Visit Epi Info™ Training.

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Outbreak Essentials Series: (under development)

Each link below is a component of a three-part training series developed to build epidemiology capacity in Tennessee.  These learning modules are applicable to all public health, medical, veterinary, pharmacy, emergency management, hospital and other professionals interested in public health preparedness.

Outbreak Essentials I

 This training will provide the learner with a basic understanding of the steps for embarking on an outbreak investigation. Specifically, this training will focus on case finding, creating a line list, and hypothesis generating analysis.

Outbreak Essentials II

 This training will provide the learner with a basic understanding of study designs, data analysis, and interpretation. Specifically, this training will focus on cohort and case-control studies, measures of association for a given study design, and interpreting risk ratios and odds ratios.

Outbreak Essentials III

This training will provide the learner with a basic understanding of writing outbreak reports. Specifically, this training will cover the seven key elements to include in outbreak investigation reports.

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Infectious Disease Training for Law Enforcement

Using Ebola Virus Disease as an example, this training helps law enforcement personnel gain an understanding of highly infectious diseases.


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GIS Training and Resources

Geocoding Cookbook: A Guide to Creating a Point So You Can Make a Point

This geocoding cookbook is meant to serve as a guide for everyday use and provides additional listed resources. The purpose of geocoding is to assign geographical coordinates to address data in order to display those data as points on a map. Geocoding is the process of geo-referencing a street address to a location on an electronic map.

Current uses include determining geographic distribution of diseases; analyzing spatial and temporal trends; mapping populations at risk; stratifying risk factors; assessing resource allocation; planning and targeting interventions; and monitoring diseases and interventions over time.

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