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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 5.5 hours of videos and quizzes...

English

Subtitles: English, Chinese (Simplified)

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Course Introduction, History of Epidemiology and Epidemiology Research

This module introduces the history and field of epidemiology.

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6 videos (Total 45 min), 1 quiz
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
1 hour to complete

Understanding Measures of Disease Frequency

This module introduces measures of disease frequency.

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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
2 hours to complete

Study Designs

This module introduces the following study designs: experimental, cohort, case control, cross-sectional, and ecologic.

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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
1 hour to complete

Measures of Association

This module introduces measures of association and confidence intervals.

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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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Top reviews from Epidemiology: The Basic Science of Public Health

By DANov 16th 2015

Very useful and comprehensive information. I warmly recommend this course to all the ones interested in getting a proper understanding of the terms, concepts and designs used in clinical studies.

By SBOct 30th 2017

One of the best classes I've taken. It was difficult for me. I had to take the quizzes many times usually to get an A. Worth the effort. I completed the class. I'm proud of the accomplishment.

Instructors

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Dr. Karin Yeatts

Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
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Dr. Lorraine Alexander

Clinical Associate Professor, Director of Distance Learning (North Carolina Institute for Public Health)
Department of Epidemiology, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

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