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Epidemiology

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 396 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Effort 5.5 hours of videos and quizzes
Starts Aug 24 (5 weeks ago)
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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A great introduction to Epidemiology- Basic Science of Public Health.

Am very interested and would like to see public health concerns And take Time with them to get knowledge thanks for all The course and content are good and well taught by the teachers.

Thank you I think the program is a little bit too easy and someone can only get an introduction of the public health and the epidemiology, I hope there are more difficult class and take me deeper to the epidemiology.

It opened windows for my current Ph.D in Public Health Community Health Amazing course.

It is a great introduction to the field of public health!

I just wrapped up my time as a Public Health Advisor in the US Army and this course was a review for me as I prepped for that new assignment.

The information provided was probably the most essential for an introduction to public health; I would have liked a bit more information on statistical analysis tools and how they work exactly (e.g.

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field of epidemiology

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.

A great 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.

It is an interesting course, as a first contact with epidemiology and public health D Helpful to get an overview of the field of epidemiology and what options epidemiologists have in the real world.

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easy to follow

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.

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so much

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.

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learning experience

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!

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

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quiz questions

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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Rating 4.6 based on 396 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Effort 5.5 hours of videos and quizzes
Starts Aug 24 (5 weeks ago)
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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