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Study Designs in Epidemiology

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

Choosing an appropriate study design is a critical decision that can largely determine whether your study will successfully answer your research question. A quick look at the contents page of a biomedical journal or even at the health news section of a news website is enough to tell you that there are many different ways to conduct epidemiological research. In this course, you will learn about the main epidemiological study designs, including cross-sectional and ecological studies, case-control and cohort studies, as well as the more complex nested case-control and case-cohort designs. The final module is dedicated to randomised controlled trials, which is often considered the optimal study design, especially in clinical research. You will also develop the skills to identify strengths and limitations of the various study designs. By the end of this course, you will be able to choose the most suitable study design considering the research question, the available time, and resources.

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Rating 4.9 based on 21 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
Starts Mar 23 (last week)
Cost $49
From Imperial College London via Coursera
Instructor Filippos Filippidis
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Language English
Subjects Science Data Science
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Rating 4.9 based on 21 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
Starts Mar 23 (last week)
Cost $49
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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