This presentation by Victor J. Schoenbach, Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, gives the viewer an introduction to cohort studies. This lecture material was developed as part of a graduate level course at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health.
• Define the characteristics of a cohort study
• Understand the differences between a retrospective and prospective cohort study
• What are the strengths and weaknesses of a cohort study?
• Understand and calculate attributable risk
The North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness learning modules are applicable to all public health, medical, veterinary, pharmacy, emergency management, hospital and other professionals interested in public health preparedness.