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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....

Top reviews


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.


Jun 17, 2021

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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By Elizabeth H

Sep 4, 2016

Thorough and clear course layout. Engaging and interesting. I enjoyed it!

By DR. V G

Apr 5, 2016

Very informative and professional course. Great instructors and teachers.

By Daniela

Oct 8, 2015

Great course! basic knowledge to start the comprehension of Epidemiology.

By Victoria O

Nov 1, 2022

A simplified way of teaching epidemiology. I'm glad I learnt this course


Mar 1, 2021

An excellent one with lots of information which are really very helpful.

By Achraf T

Jul 24, 2020

Excellent content and really well evaluing quizzes keep up the good work

By Aasita A

Jul 17, 2020

Helpful learning in the existing crisis of COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you!

By Dr D K

Apr 26, 2020

Very good course for health researchers and a strict question evaluation

By Falah a h

Jun 8, 2020

I learned many new terms and explanations in epidemiology.


By saimeenu k

Mar 27, 2022

This helped me to know in deep about the basics on Epidemiolody a lot.

By Deleted A

Sep 26, 2020

The course was very usefull and the assigments made my brain to think.

By shady E

Feb 22, 2018

simple and informative with a lot of examples to clarify all the ideas

By Magally B

Jan 31, 2018

this course is very clear and specific to understand the Epidemiology.

By Chenyu S

Sep 11, 2015

good.but why i can't see my certificate? i already completed and paid.

By Nasasira m

Oct 20, 2022

Was so gratefull to learn and know about the history of epidemiology

By Grace B

Jun 20, 2022

The course has been helpful. Thank you C

oursera for the opportunity.


Sep 25, 2020

This course is superb.... i was introduced to the basics Epidemiology

By Paul M I

Apr 23, 2020

The mode of delivery was perfect, I enjoyed all the lectures. Thanks.

By Aminat O

Feb 4, 2020

I really enjoy the course, it's an eye opener on public health for me

By DR. R N L

Oct 26, 2016

excelente curso, para llenar las necesidades basicas de epidemiologia

By Md. M H

Jun 13, 2016

A well-organized course for the beginners. Thanks to the instructors.

By Mariya F

Aug 17, 2020

Best online course I've persued so far. Keep providing free courses.

By Isabel E

Jan 2, 2019

Good basic intro to epidemiologic terms and very basic calculations.

By Patricia N

Apr 19, 2022

Great introductory course to epidemiology. Well explained concepts.

By Reeti D

Sep 2, 2020