Module 2: Hypothesis generation

Learning objectives:

By the end of this module, learners should be able to:

  • Describe the purpose and high level process of a food safety investigation,
  • List the type of information that should be included in a Public Health Alert,
  • Describe routine methods for generating hypotheses,
  • List the types of information collected in hypothesis-generating questionnaires,
  • Interview cases with a hypothesis-generating questionnaire using proper interviewing techniques,
  • Understand how published food frequency patterns can be used to guide hypothesis generation,
  • Analyze data from hypothesis-generating questionnaires by comparing them to expected food frequency patterns, and
  • Perform descriptive analyses and summarize relevant available information in an epidemiological summary.

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