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Epidemiology and Data Analysis

Strengthen assessment-related skills and practice through these public health data courses:

What is Epidemiology in Public Health

  • This narrated, 45-minute module offers an overview of the purposes and uses of epidemiology in public health practice. It introduces concepts that are described more fully in our other online modules on epidemiology, and is a good place to start if you plan to take the whole series.
    After completing this course, you should be able to: Describe the components of the definition of epidemiology; Recognize and explain basic epidemiologic concepts, principles, and terms; List and describe six examples of the use of epidemiology in public health practice.
    Source: Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

Public Health Data: Our Silent Partner

  • This web-based course, based on a video tape and workbook, was developed to improve the ability of public health professionals to understand and use data in their jobs. The video tape portrays three situational case studies that call for the use of public health data. Two copies of the video and workbook are available for check out from the Washington Public Health Training Network Lending Library.
    Go to and enter "Public Health Data: Our Silent Partner" in the "search by title" box.
    Source: CDC-NCHS, 2002