Johns Hopkins University
Data and Health Indicators in Public Health Practice
Johns Hopkins University

Data and Health Indicators in Public Health Practice

This course is part of Epidemiology in Public Health Practice Specialization

Taught in English

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There are 4 modules in this course

In this module, we will introduce the problem solving methodology. This methodology is a powerful tool that can useful when identifying a public health problem, building the case that there truly is a problem, suggesting interventions, and suggestions ways to evaluate the interventions and disseminate the findings of the evaluation.

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11 videos1 reading1 quiz1 discussion prompt

In this module, we dive deeper into what lies at the heart of epidemiology: data! More specifically, we will look at routine and public health data systems.

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9 videos1 quiz1 discussion prompt

In this module we will use data from routine and public health information systems to measure the burden of disease in the population. We will calculate crude mortality rates, and then apply direct and indirect age standardization methods.

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8 videos1 reading1 quiz1 discussion prompt

In this module, we'll discuss health indicators, which are important measurements of the health of a population. There are numerous health indicators that help us paint the picture of a populations health. We'll talk about characteristics of good health indicators to provide a little guidance on how to choose health indicators for the public health problem of interest. Then, we'll use the example of the health indicator of liver cancer incidence to explore descriptive epidemiology. We will stratify liver cancer incidence by person, place, and time, to build our skills in descriptive epidemiology.

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9 videos1 quiz

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Keri Althoff, PhD, MPH
Johns Hopkins University
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