Case-Control Studies for Outbreak Investigations (FOCUS Volume 3, Issue 2)

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Course Description
This issue of FOCUS covers the basics of conducting a case-control study, which uses the idea of odds to describe relationships between exposure and disease.
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Target Audience
These learning modules are applicable to all public health, medical, veterinary, pharmacy, emergency management, hospital and other professionals interested in public health preparedness.
Learning Objectives
1. Describe the basic steps of conducting a case-control study.
2. Discuss how to select cases and controls.
3. Discuss how to conduct basic analysis for a case-control study, including odds, odds ratios, and matched analysis.
4. Provide examples of recent outbreak investigations that have used the case-control study design.
Council of Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (COL)/COL Tier(s)
1A8. Collects valid and reliable quantitative and qualitative data (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
1A10. Uses quantitative and qualitative data (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
6A3. Describes how public health sciences (e.g., biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, health services administration, social and behavioral sciences, and public health informatics) are used in the delivery of the 10 Essential Public Health Services (6: Public Health Science Skills)
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