Lesson 3 - Measurements of Disease Occurrence and Frequency

Lesson 3 Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, you should be able to:

  • Select and use measures of disease frequency
  • Define and calculate point prevalence, period prevalence, cumulative incidence, and incidence density rate
  • Describe a potential outbreak with regard to person, place, and time.
  • Construct and interpret an epi-curve to describe the course of an outbreak