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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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By Todd B T

Jun 29, 2020

Very interesting course,a bit hard at times but I learned a lot and really enjoyed this course

By Jacky T

Jun 3, 2022

Highly informative, laid a very good, sound foundation for my future courses in epidermiology

By Akshay H

May 20, 2020

Really great course to learn basics of Public health. Liked the lectures and course structure

By Jose R M D

Oct 27, 2020

excellent theres a lot of information little hard at the first read but more easy eventually


Aug 14, 2020

Very informative and helpful. One of the best courses I attended so far. Thank you for this.

By Haniel C

Jan 14, 2020

Excelente curso, enfoca de manera adecuada y puntual los conceptos básicos en epidemiología.

By Ruberwa N P

Jul 23, 2020

I appreciate the contents of all modules and explanations were excellent and comprehensive.

By Salaudeen F

Jul 5, 2020

It's such a wide course, it is however very encompassing. Big thumbs up to the facilitators

By Muhammad I R

Nov 17, 2015

Data science is my passion, I love to do data analysis in public health to help our people.

By David S J J

Jan 21, 2021

Excellent in all aspects. A very complete course with the appropriate intensity and depth.

By Shiza G

May 15, 2020

had great time learning .THANKS to respectable teachers & coursera.

Shiza Ghani, Pakistan.

By Omar A

Jan 7, 2016

The course explains key concepts in an easy to understand manner. Glad to be a part of it.

By Denis B

Oct 11, 2015

Thanks for this very interesting course on line, thanks to both teachers, that was perfect

By Amit J

Sep 3, 2017

thanks for amazing helps me a lot in clearing the concepts of epidemiology

By Faizan K

Sep 7, 2020

It was wonderful experience. This is very useful course for public health professionals.


May 13, 2020

The course was awesome as i learnt a lot of details.Hopefully it will help me in future.

By Kevin J L A

Feb 20, 2019

Muy interesante y una genial herramienta para sumergirte en la Salud Pública. ¡Excelent!

By Pynshailang K

Sep 17, 2021

Had a good time in learning from all the expert in the field of Epidemiology. Thank you

By Saumya m

May 19, 2021

Very precise information given. Easy to follow, and the quiz really test the knowledge.

By Linda M

Dec 12, 2020

A great start! I will have to listen to the "R Nought" again because it was new to me.

By Sarath M

Aug 26, 2020

Very much informative and knowledge gaining course. Thank you for this wonderful course

By Silvia B L

Jul 13, 2020

Very clear and useful. The section about 'Measures of association' was specially good :

By John J

May 26, 2020

Learned a lot from a layman! Some statical terms and concepts are challenging to grasp!

By Adriana M R P

May 17, 2020

This is a very clear course, the materials videos and lectures are very useful. Thanks!

By Ricardo P

Apr 25, 2020

Excellent course for someone, as me, who had not have previous experience in the field.