Interviewing 101 - Module VI
- Interviewing people to elicit information is a key skill for any field epidemiologist.
- When investigating a disease case or outbreak, we must help people “open up” and give us accurate information.
- Success in disease control often depends on the ability to develop trust and rapport, and to aid people in recalling what has happened.
Because interviewing is a skill that requires practice, this module will present only the “basics.” You will have the opportunity to practice during the Workshop portion of this course.
Objectives: Module VI is designed to prepare public health workers to meet the following objectives:
- Define the purpose and goals of epidemiologic interviewing
- Describe methods used to assure confidentiality
- Identify the three components of effective communication
- Describe several techniques for maintaining objectivity and eliciting accurate information