Posted: April 2, 2020

CDC Quick Learn Lessons: Create an Epi Curve



These lessons provide basic public health knowledge and skills specifically related to the development and use of an epidemic curve to determine the progression of a disease outbreak or other health-related event over time. This graph is a critical tool for epidemiologists, clinicians, and other health professionals who need to recognize and understand the patterns of disease development in a population for the purposes of disease surveillance and public health prevention initiatives.


Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Learner Audience

Undergraduate Medical Education (UME), Graduate Medical Education (GME), Continuing Medical Education/Continuing Professional Development (CME/CPD), Interprofessional


Systems Based Practice

Resource Type(s)

Distance Learning - Asynchronous

Instructional Method(s)

Self-Directed Learning


Public Health, Population Health, Epidemiology, Public Health Sciences