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Measuring Disease in Epidemiology

This course is a part of Epidemiology for Public Health, a 3-course Specialization series from Coursera.

Epidemiological research is ubiquitous. Even if you don’t realise it, you come across epidemiological studies and the impact of their findings every single day. You have probably heard that obesity is increasing in high income countries or that malaria is killing millions of people in low income countries. It is common knowledge that smoking causes cancer and that physical activity is protective against heart disease. These facts may seem obvious today, but it took decades of epidemiological research to produce the necessary evidence. In this course, you will learn the fundamental tools of epidemiology which are essential to conduct such studies, starting with the measures used to describe the frequency of a disease or health-related condition. You will also learn how to quantify the strength of an association and discuss the distinction between association and causation. In the second half of the course, you will use this knowledge to describe different strategies for prevention, identify strengths and weaknesses of diagnostic tests and consider when a screening programme is appropriate.

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Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 weeks, 2-4 hrs/week
Starts Jun 29 (3 weeks ago)
Cost $50
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Instructor Filippos Filippidis
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Language English
Subjects Science Data Science
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Rating 4.2 based on 9 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 weeks, 2-4 hrs/week
Starts Jun 29 (3 weeks ago)
Cost $50
From Imperial College London via Coursera
Instructor Filippos Filippidis
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Science Data Science
Tags Life Sciences Data Science Data Analysis Public Health

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