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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Epidemiology: The Basic Science of Public Health by The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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About the Course

Often called “the cornerstone” of public health, epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of diseases, health conditions, or events among populations and the application of that study to control health problems. By applying the concepts learned in this course to current public health problems and issues, students will understand the practice of epidemiology as it relates to real life and makes for a better appreciation of public health programs and policies. This course explores public health issues like cardiovascular and infectious diseases – both locally and globally – through the lens of epidemiology....

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Apr 11, 2020

Very clear teaching strategies from the instructors. Some quizzes though are a little bit hard on my part because of the type of questions and answers. But overall it is a great course to take with.


May 30, 2020

I just completed my course and I would like to appreciate the tutors for doing a great job, yeah! Also, I recommend Coursera for anyone who wants to experience advancement in knowledge and career.

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Jun 29, 2021

This is an awesome course for those who would like to brush up their introductory epidemiological skills.

By Yvonne C

Jun 26, 2021

It's a very useful course. I've learned basic knowledge of epidemiology. Thanks for having this course!!!

By Pradeep S

Aug 26, 2020

The course was excellent. Topics and various concepts were clearly explained and were easy to understand.

By Ved p P

Jul 16, 2020

This course gave me great understanding of measures of association and statistic behind the Public Health


May 15, 2018

Excellent course for students or professionals who want to learn the fascinating science of epidemiology

By Tochukwu I

Nov 14, 2016

Interesting course excellently delivered by two of the best minds in epidemiology. highly recommended...

By Sanju G

Nov 2, 2015

it was like a summary-short, clear and of great importance to all the learners of epidemiology! Thankyou

By Lara V A

Jun 3, 2020

Excelente introducción al estudio de la Epidemiologia, aprendí y disfruté en el proceso. Muchas gracias

By Luis R

Oct 14, 2017

Is easy to learn the subjects because they are well explained, and this course has excellent professors

By Rafik B

Sep 23, 2020

many thanks for all what you have done, you make love epidemiology and seriously entering the field...

By Bharath P

Apr 25, 2020

Amazing Course. With experience in biostatistics I had a great time in applying them in public health.

By Kelechi U

Apr 25, 2020

Excellent course. Very Helpful in forming a foundation for thinking in public health. Highly recommend

By Gleicy H

Apr 30, 2019

Awesome material!! It helped to remember a lot concepts that I studied 10 years ago! I do recommend :)

By Zerihun B

Dec 18, 2021

This is course very basic with fantastic lectures

I really appreciate the team ,thank you very much .

By Eunjeong H

Nov 11, 2021

Easy to understand even I'm not good at English, and it's good that this course includes key contents

By Larisa G

Feb 15, 2021

Really helpful and informative and applicable to all sorts of public health professions and projects!

By maddison r

Aug 23, 2020

It was indeed a great course. The professors did a great job at delivering each lesson.

Thank you all

By Austin W

Nov 23, 2021

The course was good and the videos and provided material did help expand my knowledge on the course.

By Devin K

Oct 7, 2020

I have an accounting degree and this class has reopened my eyes to studies of numbers....Thank you..

By Basma A

Dec 26, 2022

I ts a really great course, its very usefull would recommend to all Public Health student to attend

By Ezra P S

May 14, 2020

A magnificent course, with clear explanations. Best course for all who wants to learn epidemiology.

By Andrea C R

Aug 14, 2018

Buenísimo!! Muy claro para aprender sobre epidemiología, especialmente sobre Medidas de Asociación.

By Alexia M

Aug 23, 2017

Great introduction! The course provided excellent resources and lectures that were easy to follow.

By Courtenay W

May 9, 2020

This course was great and I think is appropriate for people at a huge range of educational levels!

By Claudia P B D O

Jul 21, 2017

Wonderful course, I was able to learn so much about epidemiology due to understandable vocabulary.