In order to make a difference in the health and well-being of a population, we must understand the burden of all problems and conditions that affect the population, as well as how well our efforts to mitigate these problems are actually working. This course provides you with some essential skills and tools that will enhance your ability to describe and understand the health of your community. The tools that epidemiologists use are in fact useful for all public health practitioners, including data scientists, program officials, agency leaders, and policymakers. Whether you are deeply enmeshed in your career and looking to augment your skills, or are looking to change career paths into the field of public health, this course will give you some of the practical knowledge and skills that we hope you can apply in your professional endeavors.
This course is part of the Epidemiology in Public Health Practice Specialization
About this Course
What you will learn
Be conversant in public health history, services, governance, and workforce.
Perform numeric estimates to assess public health problems and evaluate the burden of a condition in a population
Use data visualization as an epidemiological tool to describe risk factors
Apply basic mapping skills and a tool for epidemiologic descion-making
Skills you will gain
- Geographic Information System (GIS)
- Statistical Methods
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Role of Epidemiology in Public Health
Numeric Estimates in Epidemiology
Depiction of Epidemiologic Data
Basic Mapping of Epidemiologic Data
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TOP REVIEWS FROM ESSENTIAL EPIDEMIOLOGIC TOOLS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE
Its great to do this course on epidemiology. I learned few new things which i didn't get earlier. In GIS exercise, will it be possible to give a live or online exercise? That would be more fruitful.
Very helpful and informative course, really looking forward to complete the whole specialization. A lot to learn and explore in this field. Thanks for conducting such a nice course.
Wonderful overview of epidemiology basics with quizzes that require you to utilize critical thinking skills, which ensures you understand the core concepts instead of just memorizing material.
The teaching was very clear. It was easy to follow and understand. This is a great course for the beginner and anyone looking to further their knowledge of tools used in public health.
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