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Learner Career Outcomes

30%

started a new career after completing these courses

27%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

12%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Approx. 7 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Chinese (Simplified)

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Course Introduction, History of Epidemiology and Epidemiology Research

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 45 min)
6 videos
Introduction and History of Epidemiology6m
Pioneers of Epidemiology (History continued)10m
Examples of Research Areas Using Epidemiology5m
Definitions5m
Person, Place, Time and Population Perspective13m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz24m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Understanding Measures of Disease Frequency

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 36 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
Prevalent vs Incident Cases2m
Prevalence8m
Risks5m
Rates8m
Odds4m
1 reading
Additional Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Study Designs

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 65 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
Experimental Study Design Part 25m
Experimental Study Design Part 33m
Cohort Study Design14m
Case Control Study Design 12m
Cross-Sectional Studies10m
Ecologic Studies9m
1 reading
Additional Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz40m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Measures of Association

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 37 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
Odds Ratio6m
Interpreting Measures of Association3m
Confidence Intervals9m
Confidence Interval Example3m
1 reading
Additional Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz36m

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