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Epidemiology

The Basic Science of Public Health

Often called “the cornerstone” of public health, epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of diseases, health conditions, or events among populations and the application of that study to control health problems. By applying the concepts learned in this course to current public health problems and issues, students will understand the practice of epidemiology as it relates to real life and makes for a better appreciation of public health programs and policies. This course explores public health issues like cardiovascular and infectious diseases – both locally and globally – through the lens of epidemiology.
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Rating 4.6 based on 437 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Effort 5.5 hours of videos and quizzes
Starts Jun 1 (today)
Cost $49
From The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill via Coursera
Instructors Dr. Karin Yeatts, Dr. Lorraine Alexander
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Language English
Subjects Science
Tags Life Sciences Medicine And Healthcare Clinical Science Public Health

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field of epidemiology in 13 reviews

Très bon cours, je le recommande à tous ceux et celles qui veulent débuter dans la santé publique There is room for improvement, like showing quiz answers once submitted and editing all of the transcript errors but the information and additional materials are great resources for people interested in getting started with in the field of epidemiology.

Wonderful introduction to the field of Epidemiology.

Excellent introduction to the field of Epidemiology.

nice course A great introductory course into the field of epidemiology covering all basic aspects of the field.

The course covers fundamental concepts and terms used within the field of epidemiology.

Thanks Coursera This course is exellent to have a complete vision of the field of Epidemiology.

Thankyou As a novice to the field of epidemiology, I have found that the course is very informative and insightful.

This course is a good starting point foI Très intéressant et très bonne pédagogie Really found this course very useful and helpful in giving not just an overview but understanding key concepts in the field of epidemiology.

This course is well-covered introduction to epidemiology and gives you a general notion over the enormous field of epidemiology.

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easy to follow in 9 reviews

The course provided excellent resources and lectures that were easy to follow.

The lectures are easy to follow and understand.

Very clear and easy to follow.

Very informative and easy to follow!

There is no real flow between videos and questions, not easy to follow.

The struture was very easy to follow but you learn a lot.

thanks Verry good The quiz questions were tricky and the modules were not as easy to follow as I thought.

Concise and easy to follow.

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epidemiology and public health in 6 reviews

I am so happy i took the course and i recommend it for starters in the field of epidemiology and public health.

this course is so important to all professional of health public It was great to learn about epidemiology and public health from the masters of the art.

good course for learning about epidemiology and public health issue Great overview of scientific methods of epidemiological studies.

give good material about epidemiology and public health It was my first online learning experience and it was very good I would say.

This is course is a very good introduction for anyone interested in entering the field of epidemiology and public health.

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so much in 10 reviews

Thank you so much Coursera for offering such an informative and useful course.

once again thank you so much University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Coursera for such fruitful course offering.

Best course, learned so much Excellent course for the beginners.

Thanks Coursera for this opportunity to learn so much at my convenience and for the impact of knowledge you avail me.

Wonderful course, I was able to learn so much about epidemiology due to understandable vocabulary.

Thank you so much for the opportunity to take this course!!

Thank you for putting so much time in building these modules.

THANK YOU SO much for your time and consideration.

Great printable materials to help learn the concepts I have learned so much from this course.

Thank you so much.

very interesting and informative .thank you so much for providing this opportunity.

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excelente curso in 6 reviews

excelente curso, para llenar las necesidades basicas de epidemiologia Excellent!

Excelente curso, en ocasiones el material puede ser un poco denso pero para eso se puede detener el video y retomar.

Excelente curso para empezar a conocer sobre el campo de la epidemiología.

Excelente curso, enfoca de manera adecuada y puntual los conceptos básicos en epidemiología.

Hope this course more develop in the future Excelente curso,muy buenas bases para realmente entrar en el campo de la Epidemiologia.

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quiz questions in 5 reviews

Some of the earlier quiz questions seemed impossible to answer based on the lecture videos and materials, but otherwise this was a generally informative and engaging course.

I did not like that I had to write down pretty much every single word from each slide and that was said in order to make sure I could answer the quiz questions.

I really liked the quantitative parts of the course and wish there had been more time spent on that and more quiz questions on that.The reason I am ranking this 2 stars is that I felt the quizzes were unreasonably difficult (or perhaps they had bugs).

The quiz questions are well designed and challenging.

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learning experience in 5 reviews

Excellent course and smooth learning experience for beginners.

However, considering its six weeks long duration, I think that it may be suitable to add facultative activities (videos or even supplemental material) to provide those who want to go deeper a more complete learning experience.

Dr David is a very good teacher and it was a great learning experience!

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de la in 4 reviews

Curso completo y fácil de seguir, sienta las bases para entender artículos científicos, repasar conceptos algo olvidados de la carrera y una buena base para entender el mundo de la salud pública y su funcionamiento.

Es un curso muy interesante para la introducción al campo de la epidemiología.

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Rating 4.6 based on 437 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Effort 5.5 hours of videos and quizzes
Starts Jun 1 (today)
Cost $49
From The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill via Coursera
Instructors Dr. Karin Yeatts, Dr. Lorraine Alexander
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Science
Tags Life Sciences Medicine And Healthcare Clinical Science Public Health

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