Lesson 1: Introduction to Epidemiology
At the end of this lesson, you should be able to
Understand why epidemiology is important in the field of occupational safety and health.
Explain the value of workplace surveillance systems in understanding the causes of occupational illnesses and diseases.
Understand the chain of infection in disease causation.
Discuss the use of rates in defining workplace health problems.
Explain how the case definition used by epidemiologists can help to define workplace health problems.