What is Epi Info™?
Epi Info is statistical software for handling epidemiological research data. The software is designed and developed by Center for Disease Control and Prevention Atlanta, USA. Epi Info is a key component in public health education at colleges, universities, and other schools of public health around the world.
Epi info most comonly used for developing small to medium size disease surveillance systems, response activities, outbreak investigations and other epidemiologic studies. It has been estimated that Epi Info software is being used in more than 181 countries of the world and there are more than one million users of Epi Info worldwide. Various translation of this software is also available and at present this software is transaled in more than 13 diffenet languages.
Epi Info software is not a new software. It has a history of more than 25 years. The first version of this software was released in 1985. It was DOS based version according to the available operating system at that time. First Windows version was released in Year 2000. Epi Info-7 is the Latest release of Epi Info from CDC. This is one of the major enhancements over its previous version of Epi Info 3.5.3 with a totally new platform and many new features.
What can I do with Epi Info™
Epi Info™ provides:
• easy data entry form and database construction,
• a customized data entry experience,
• and data analyses with epidemiologic statistics, maps, and graphs
Epi Info™ is used for outbreak investigations; for developing small to mid-sized disease surveillance systems; as analysis, visualization, and reporting components of larger systems; and in the continuing education in the science of epidemiology and public health analytic methods at schools of public health around the world.
How do I use this training?
The goals of this training are to:
Develop a broad understanding of Epi Info’s™ features and functions.Have hands-on experience with Epi Info™ through:
- Designing simple data entry forms.
- Implementing simple data entry validation.
- Basic analysis and data management features.
- Basic mapping.
Fees cover tuition, computer laboratory, manual, & other course materials
Housing and travel expenses, not included in this fee.
This hands-on Epi Info training is designed for a small class. Our Epi Info expert will teach you to develop and customize your own database used in outbreak investigations and public health surveillance. It is suitable for small or big public health computer systems. Training will cover data base programming, data management, advance analysis, epi map and report modules.
Prerequisite: You must know how to use Epi Info already but if not, you must complete a basic course on your own prior to attending the course in June. Self-study manual will be provided to registered students.
Basic prereq: Makeview, Enter, basic Checkcoding, basic Analysis and Epi map modules.
Who Should Attend
Public Health personnel who wish to use Epi Info Program in creating, maintaining and analyzing public health data used in outbreak investigations and/or public health surveillance. Prior Epi info experience IS required for this course.
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