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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 Maria V V B

Oct 2, 2020

A very well instructed and guided course, quizzes were pretty difficult but all the information was given. Great!

By Carlos A G N

Jun 26, 2020

Excellent content, excellent professors, iwell structured with basic and clear concepts. Gained lot of knowledge.

By Bernice S D

Jun 19, 2020

A good short course to begin a journey in Epidemiology. Quizzes were tasking but definitely do-able. Recommended!

By Samson Y

Aug 25, 2022

I learnt a lot during this course. I have a Master in Public and i am willing on pursuing a PhD in epidemiology.

By Karen T

Aug 3, 2021

Very indept and gained substantial knowldge in Epidemiology courwse. Can apply what waws learned to employment.

By Sneha M

Mar 5, 2021

It was really interesting to attend this course. Everything was explained in a very easy and understandable way.

By Kris Q

Nov 30, 2020

Great intro course and great instructors. The entire course was very informative and easy to digest. Great job!!

By Tanvir M

Jun 21, 2020

It is the best course I have done. It helps me to perceive the knowledge of population, health outcome, disease.

By Angela B

Jun 3, 2018

Great course and well-organized. I highly recommend it if looking for an introduction to public health concepts.

By Samuel M L

May 3, 2016

This course is an excellent introduction to Epidemiology. I am prepared to pursue my interests in the subject.

By Kaushal P

Aug 28, 2015

Tough quizzes but its well said "you need to heat and beat the iron to re-shape". its totally worth your effort.

By María C P

Jan 25, 2021

A really good course for those who are starting their journey to investigate, very clear and easy to understand

By Casilda d B

Jul 21, 2020

Good introduction to the field of Epidemiology. I obtained useful knowledge i this interesting area. Thank you!

By Paulene Q

May 26, 2020

Thorough series with clear, relevant examples and excellent references for those of us who want to dive deeper.


Sep 23, 2020

Excelente curso, te brinda las competencias básicas y necesarias para iniciar en el mundo de la epidemiología.

By Aubin, P

Oct 22, 2015

I was more than pleased to see the huge amount of information in a 5 week duration course. Very professional !

By Nguyen H K

Sep 25, 2021

This course is interesting, comprehensive and a wonderful start for a new learner like me. Thank you so much!

By Katrina H

Feb 22, 2021

I really nice introduction to Epidemiology, with plenty of opportunities to test new knowledge along the way!

By Marianne B

Jun 10, 2018

I will use this in my work as a public health nurse. This is a good first step to understanding epidemiology.

By Isabel J

Aug 14, 2017

Good overview of public health and a great refresher of the concepts I learned during my MPH courses. Thanks!

By Oluwatosin O

Jan 10, 2023

The Basic of Epidemiology was made simple in this course. Did not regret taking it. Thanks for the knowledge

By Gedoni G E

Aug 13, 2019

The course was very enlightening and was taught at a level which beginners like me could easily understand.

By Ana M G C

Sep 26, 2018

Excelente curso. dan los conceptos esenciales y básicos para lograr entender todo en cuanto a epidemiología

By Venugopal G

Nov 2, 2015

As a novice to the field of epidemiology, I have found that the course is very informative and insightful.

By Khalid A A A

Jan 27, 2023

I am more than happy to have enrolled in this informative, and fabulous course.

Thank you for everything.