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About the Course

Epidemiology is often described as the cornerstone science in public health. Epidemiology in public health practice uses study design and analyses to identify causes in an outbreak situation, guides interventions to improve population health, and evaluates programs and policies. In this course, we'll define the role of the professional epidemiologist as it relates to public health services, functions, and competencies. With that foundation in mind, we'll introduce you to the problem solving methodology and demonstrate how it can be used in a wide variety of settings to identify problems, propose solutions, and evaluate interventions. This methodology depends on the use of reliable data, so we'll take a deep dive into the routine and public health data systems that lie at the heart of epidemiology and then conclude with how you can use that data to calculate measures of disease burden in populations....

Top reviews


Dec 13, 2019

Excellent introduction to epidemiology and public health, all the topics link together well and provide a good understanding of the public health basics which assist with related study and work.


Nov 6, 2020

Very informative and simple. A good refresher course for medical students who want to get into public health. The instructor is very clear and concise, making the whole thing easily digestible.

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By John C

Feb 9, 2020

Very useful course. Calculations of age adjusted mortality rates is difficult to understand, although very useful to have the Excel sheets.

By Robert H

Jul 7, 2020

Good course with strong exercises that include handling data in excel. Instructor was excellent and kept it interesting and applicable.

By Gregory G

Mar 31, 2020

Very good course, just a remark : on the last quiz, week 4, one of the table was missing (question 6 I think, the vital statistics...)

By Rabia K

May 17, 2020

A very well informed course that will definitely help individuals working or planning on working in public health/epidemiology.

By Marc P

Apr 29, 2018

very interesting course but indicators linked to disease burden need to be further explained/explored.

By Takahide M

Mar 25, 2021

This course was a course introduced by many health indicators.

I think it's difficult for beginners.

By Víctor M G R

Jan 11, 2019

It is a great course. This course provides a good introduction about epidemiology in public health.


Jun 22, 2018

Great introductory-level course in applied epidemiology to measure disease burden in public health

By John G H

Jul 19, 2020

Was a good course. But can be more practicable if explain the calculates in excel

By Theresa S

Mar 5, 2019

Great review or introduction to epidemiology in practice. Thanks so much!

By mohrah m a

Jan 3, 2018

It is concise and short course with valuable information. Great course

By Niomi N

Jan 15, 2021

Tricky quiz questions - but overall presentation engaging

By Chris J

Nov 25, 2017

Excellent course with solid practical applications.

By Maria I L

Mar 31, 2020

I like the activities in this part of the course

By James T

Apr 16, 2020

Great introduction. Left me wanting more.

By paul t

Aug 7, 2019

very enjoyable course and well delivered


May 28, 2020

Very cool and simple to understand

By Juan J P R C y C

Feb 20, 2021

La traduccion es terrible!!!!!

By Ahmed S Y

Jul 17, 2020

great course to refresh basics

By Esteban V

Feb 27, 2018

Buen curso, mal certificado.

By Al

Apr 6, 2020

a little dry but quite good

By Divya S P

Aug 3, 2017

It was a very useful course

By Bianka B C

Mar 30, 2019

Nice Course, thank you!

By prashant s

Sep 11, 2018

good course

By Akshay N

Aug 30, 2017

The course gives a good overview of the terms and knowledge needed for public health epidemiology. However, there also needs to be experience-sharing talks by renowned experts from all over the world on the actual competencies as well as soft skills and temperament required to succeed in this field. Some details in statistical calculations, field epidemiology and the difference with respect to etiologic epidemiology needs to be covered in greater detail.