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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

EstimationGeographic Information System (GIS)Statistical Methodsvisualization
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Role of Epidemiology in Public Health

1 hour to complete
7 videos (Total 36 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
Introduction to Role of Epidemiology in Public Health1m
Definition of Epidemiology7m
History of Epidemiology9m
Essential Public Health Services3m
Public Health Governance5m
Reflection on Competency Assessment Tool Exercise6m
1 reading
Course Projects10m
1 practice exercise
Role of Epidemiology in Public Health30m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Numeric Estimates in Epidemiology

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 29 min)
5 videos
Numerators5m
Denominators7m
Ratios and Proportions3m
Rates11m
1 practice exercise
Numeric Estimates in Epidemiology30m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Depiction of Epidemiologic Data

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 30 min)
4 videos
Data Visualization Definition and Basic Description7m
Risk Factors in Public Health: Create a Visualization8m
Graphs in Public Health12m
1 practice exercise
Depiction of Epidemiologic Data30m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Basic Mapping of Epidemiologic Data

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 18 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
Geography and Health4m
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)3m
Exercise Using QGIS8m
Concluding Thoughts28s
1 reading
GIS Software25m
1 practice exercise
Basic Mapping of Epidemiologic Data10m

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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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