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Beginner Level

Approx. 5 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Introduction and Problem-Solving Methodology

2 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 57 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
11 videos
Welcome to Problem-Solving Methodology59s
Introduction to Methodology4m
Problem Definition Part 112m
Problem Definition Part 24m
Magnitude of the Problem3m
Conceptual Framework10m
Action Plan8m
Actions and Evaluations6m
Communication3m
Summary1m
1 reading
Course Projects10m
1 practice exercise
Methodology30m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Data Sources in Public Health

1 hour to complete
9 videos (Total 55 min)
9 videos
Data For Public Health Practice12m
Medical Record Systems3m
Administrative Record Systems3m
Assessing the Quality of Mortality Statistics in the Americas12m
Public Health information Systems: Population-based Surveys11m
Public Health Information Systems: Registries3m
Public Health Information Systems: Surveillance Systems1m
Common Problems of Routine and Public Health Information Systems4m
1 practice exercise
Routine and Public Health Information Systems20m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Measures of Disease Burden

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 50 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
Measures of Disease Burden4m
Direct Age Adjustment14m
Indirect Age Adjustment8m
Years of Potential Life Lost5m
Life Expectancy4m
Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALY)4m
Quality-Adjusted Life Years (QALY)5m
1 reading
Direct Age Adjustment Exercise Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Measures of Disease Burden30m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Health Indicators

1 hour to complete
9 videos (Total 39 min)
9 videos
Health Indicators12m
Selecting Health Indicators4m
Descriptive Epidemiology: Person, Place, and Time Trends2m
Descriptive Epidemiology: Time5m
Descriptive Epidemiology: Person5m
Descriptive Epidemiology: Place5m
Summary2m
Concluding Thoughts19s
1 practice exercise
Health Indicators14m

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About the Epidemiology in Public Health Practice Specialization

This specialization is intended for people working or aspiring to work in the field of public health at the local, regional, and national level. Over five courses taught by faculty from the preeminent school of public health, you'll learn to use the core epidemiologic toolset to measure the health of populations, assess interventions, collect and analyze data, and investigate outbreaks and epidemics....
Epidemiology in Public Health Practice

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